About

Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP/S FBPE - Awarded over 200 Medals in National & International Exhibitions since 2010

Exhibition Photography has been my passion for several years. Since joining a local camera club in approximately 1999, photography has become a real passion for me, and I regularly compete in National and International Photographic Salons - mostly in Print sections. My most successful genre is probably portraiture, but I enjoy everything from landscape to sport, still life and digital composites.
I founded Catchlight Camera Club in Belfast in September 2012, and served as Chairman for the first 2 years - winning the Top Club in NIPA Title in 2014, and becoming the first camera club from Northern Ireland to win the Plate Compeition at the UK Print Championships at Connahs Quay in October 2013. We followed this in 2014, by becoming the first Club from N.I to qualify for the Final of the competition, and finished 5th overall. This feat was repeated in 2016.

In April 2013 I became only the second photographer from N.Ireland to obtain the Master Award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (MPAGB) - an award which is judged to "the Highest Standards of UK Amateur Photography."

In May 2014 I was awarded the Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) - the highest award they confer, for a Panel of 20 monochrome portrait prints. I am now a proud member of the IPF Distinctions Assessment Panel.

In June 2016 I received the Excellence FIAP/Silver (EFIAP/S) distinction from the Federation Internationale De l'Art Photographique, in recognition of having 350+ prints accepted into at least 20 different Countries, collecting numerous awards and medals along the way.

In 2016 I also achieved the Fellowship of the British Photographic Exhibitions (FBPE) becoming only the 25th FBPE in 25 years of its existence.

In December 2016 I was delighted to accept an invitation to become a member of the London Salon of Photography - for 100 years, membership of the London Salon has been coveted and respected as one of the highest distinctions in the photographic world.

Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP/S FBPE