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Walsall College Photography Lecturer, Bryn Griffiths has been named the winner of the prestigious International Loupe Award, and also shortlisted in the final of the Federation of European Professional (FEP) Photographer of the Year Awards.

Bryn has over 25 years experience in commercial photography with an illustrious career, having been commissioned by a number of well known brands, and seen his work in magazines, brochures and on bill boards across the world.

He is also a distinguished Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (FBIPP), a member of the prestigious Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and has already won a string of major national and international industry awards.

Bryn decided to enter the teaching profession in 2009 as he wanted to pass on his talents to the next generation of budding photographers looking to start a career in the industry, and has been at Walsall College lecturing HNC and HND students since November 2012.

Established in 2008, the International Loupe Awards is an online photography competition which attracts some of the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide.

Bryn was awarded first place in the Advertising and Fashion category for his photograph entitled ‘Tempestuous Saviour’. The image was shot for RNLI and represents the tremendous life saving work the organisation does around the coast line of Great Britian.

He is also one of ten finalists to have been shortlisted in the Commercial category of the FEP Awards. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Gmunden, Austria, on 15th April 2013, while the shortlisted images will be displayed during the Imaging USA exhibition taking place in Atlanta, USA, in January.

Bryn said: “I am thrilled to receive recognition for my work at such a prestigious and international level. I am very passionate about photography and to receive credit in such a competitive industry is fantastic.”

Curriculum Manager for Photography at Walsall College, Alan Tyler commented: “Bryn’s achievement is an incredible inspiration to our students. He is a shining example of how staff at the college set a high standard themselves, and aim to challenge and stretch the imagination of students to help them achieve their full potential.”

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