Charles Darwin University (CDU) student Regis Martin was awarded an honourable mention in the International Photograph Awards 2006 announced in Los Angeles, California on 13 September.
The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Competition is one of the world's most prestigious photography contests for both professional and amateur photographers.
Regis was awarded an honourable mention for his image, Goth Family, in the professional category, People.
Regis has been a press photographer for 19 years, working nationally and overseas. He is in his final year of a Master of Visual Arts degree at CDU.
His photograph, Goth Family, is part of a project he undertook two years ago which prompted his desire of doing a master’s degree. Currently, his main interest in photography is portraiture—the topic of research for his master’s degree is portraiture in the bathroom.
Regis’ goal is to one day lecture in photography and to transmit to others what he has learned through his career.
IPA is comprised of 18,000 members and affiliates from around the world. Its mission is to salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography.
Visit http://www.photoawards.com/ for competition details and further information about 2006 winners.