Master Photographers Association Awards 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Barrie was presented with an Award of Excellence for reaching the final in the wedding party and Classical wedding categories in the 2011 Master Photography Awards. Barrie beat-off stiff competition to make the final cut, with other leading photographers from across the world all striving for recognition in the awards. 

Hundreds of professional photographers from around the world were joined by representatives from the major photographic companies at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Newcastle.

Barrie Also received merit awards for the three other photographs he entered in the competition this year.

The Awards, run by the Master Photographers Association (MPA), is one of the most prestigious within the photographic profession. Membership of the association is restricted to full time professional photographers who must qualify to the minimum required Licentiateship standard. The organisation exists to promote and maintain standards of excellence and professionalism within the photographic industry.

MPA Chief executive, Colin Buck was delighted with this year’s entries and paid tribute to Barrie's success: “All submissions were judged on the same criteria - artistic merit, good use of lighting, composition and print quality. The standard of the entries this year was possibly the best ever, with a record number being awarded merit prizes. Being a finalist in our awards is a huge honour for any photographer and I'm delighted for Barrie. I'm sure this feat will help him further his career. he is a credit to the Association and a credit to the profession!”


  1. Steve Shipman

    Fantastic work, Barrie, congratulations!

  2. Neil Redfern

    Congratulations Barrie – a great achievement and very well deserved 🙂



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