Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards

Merle is pleased to announce four of his images have been given Honorable Mentions in this year’s International Photography Awards™!

The IPA conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, whose mission is to honour master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

The American Master of Photography Degree—and all the expertise it requires— illustrates his accomplishments and talent as one of a select few in Canada.

Somerville says, ”It was an honor after 30 years, to be awarded my American Master of Photography. It has been on my “Bucket List” since receiving my Canadian Masters Degree several years ago. The ceremony was made more special, having Kenny Rogers present, seeing and hearing about his photography, and receive an Honorary Master of Photography Degree at the same time.”