Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Fred H. Lerner, board member of the International Photographic Council (IPC), and CEO of MailPix.com, the new photo-printing site, will attend tomorrow’s 15th Annual IPC Pro Award Luncheon at the United Nations. The IPC will present its 2013 Professional Photographer Leadership Awards to eight visionary image-makers from leading industry associations:
-- American Photographic Artists (APA): Anthony Nex
-- American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Shawn Henry
-- Federation of European Photographers (FEP): Neil Warner
-- National Press Photographers Association (NPPA): Michelle McLoughlin
-- Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Don Dickson
-- Professional School Photographers Association (PSPA): John Rak
-- White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA): Charles Dharapak
-- Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI): Cliff Mautner
The award recipients will be honored at 11:30 a.m at the 15th Annual IPC Pro Award Luncheon, to be held at the United Nations in New York City Wednesday, May 22. The keynote speaker will be Andy Marcus, on the topic “The World of Professional Photographers.”
Lerner is a hall of fame member of the IPC and a past president and life member of the Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI).
The International Photographic Council (IPC) is composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. Founded in 1974, IPC is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication. IPC’s motto is “Peace Through Understanding, Understanding Through Photography, the Universal Language.” For more information, visit http://ipc-un-ngo.org.
Founded in 2012, MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for preserving photo memories as photo books, prints, cards, enlargements and other tangible products. The goal of MailPix is to keep costs low and to pass savings along to consumers. The MailPix site uses the latest technologies to compete head-to-head with established companies in the $2 billion photo personalization market. Featuring industry-leading Facebook and Instagram integration, MailPix is poised to help consumers make photo memories from the more than 70 percent of Facebook posts containing images.
Founder and CEO Fred H. Lerner has had a long photo-industry career including executive roles with Eastman Kodak, Berkey Film Processing, Qualex Inc., Lerner Processing Labs and Ritz Interactive. The MailPix board of advisors includes James Joaquin of Catamount Ventures, formerly president and CEO of Ofoto; Ted McGrath former President of Fujifilm, USA and General Manager of Kodak’s Consumer Imaging Division; Gary Pageau, of InfoCircle and former Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives at Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI); William A. Roskin, board member of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and is the former Executive Vice President of Viacom, Inc.; Oscar B. (Bud) Marx III, chairman of Amerigon and is the former President & General Manager, Ford of Mexico and CFO of Ford, Europe; Bruce Charles, a founder of the law firm, Charles, Kane & Dye LLP; Gary Kramer, the founder and a co-managing partner of Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corp.; and Peter Tahmin, founder and COO, MailPix.com, and and former vice president, Ritz Camera and Image.