Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) May 17, 2006 –-
Photography Laureates (http://www.photolaureates.org) hereby communicates a rebuttal to unethical activity observed on some Internet forums.
--- CORPORATE STATEMENT ---
Please note that it is the corporate practice of some competitors and/or professional photographers to issue defamatory statements about Photography Laureates in Internet forums in an attempt to harm our reputation as a leading publisher and community site catering to amateur and professional photographers. These competitors simply post defamatory comments on photo laureates (http://www.photolaureates.org) in forums under fictitious names and address fictitious issues -- but with the same internet IP address. These claims indicate that our editors do not review photographs, associate us to non reputable companies or allege that we do not ship our manuscripts.
Photography laureates does not engage in these unethical and malign practices. No serious company ought. We would just hope that these local competitors focused on caring for their associate photographers as opposed to blackmailing Photography Laureates.
We have also noted that some professional photographers believe that only they should ever be considered for publication with amateur photographers having no place on any publication and not deserving any exposure
We disagree. Talent is everywhere and amateur photographers can teach a lesson or two to even the most professional photographers out there. Photographs are highly individual means of expression and sensibility – traits independent of technical proficiency. Diversity is a source of creation. We, at Photo laureates, embrace diversity.
The mission of photo laureates is to provide a platform of artistic expression to the amateur photography community.
Photography Laureates’ track record speaks for itself with a 98% satisfaction rate and general success in our mission to provide a platform of artistic expression for amateur and professional photographers to gain exposure and recognition. We promote photography and photographers through technical workshops and improvisation sessions.
The manuscripts of photo laureates are distributed internationally. Photographers retain all rights to their photographs. Photography laureates now has more than 35,000 happy members.
--- MISSION AND VALUES ---
Photography Laureates values are shared, as a team, from senior management to provide a leading platform of artistic expression to amateur and professional photographers.
The mission of photo laureates is to get talent known out there. Our professional editors and infrastructure have that sole purpose in mind. Photography Laureates grows through referrals and hence is built to exceed expectations.
--- #1 Our first priority is the satisfaction of our associate photographers ---
1.1 The two senior photography editors of photo laureates, Kyrta Reeve and John Warton, carefully evaluate photographs based on the following criteria: technical quality, composition, flow, texture and light. They recognize that each photograph is a unique piece. All rejected photographs will be clearly documented for the artist to understand and improve his or her submission. Kyrta Reeve and John Warton may also refer the most talented amateurs to prominent publishers (under the photographers’ full copyrights)
1.2 All of us here at Photo Laureates work to craft very high quality products (manuscripts, plaques…) featuring selected photographs. All products are engineered and designed to provide great support for photographers to showcase their work for years to come to friends & family and on their coffee table
1.3 We provide superior customer service and get back to clients within 8 hours on all their questions. Our team also provides full support to all photographers considered for publication by our senior editors.
--- #2 Our mission is also to create a vibrant platform of self expression---
2.1 The mission of photography laureates is to provide a platform or artistic expression and to let the most talented amateur photographers promote their work, network and gain general exposure. Editors refer talented amateur photographers to other prominent photography publishers.
2.2 Photography laureates and its web site http://www.photolaureates.org is an organization whose main purpose is to create a platform of artistic self expression and to promote the passion of photography.
--- #3 We only work with leading senior professionals ---
3.1 Nothing beats experience. The editors at photo laureates are senior professionals with decades of experience. They are members of international photography associations
3.2 Photo laureates editors treat each photographer as a unique individual and provide feedback on their work
--- #4 We follow through and guarantee satisfaction ---
4.1 Photography Laureates is a North American incorporated entity and has compliance requirements. We only take 35% upfront deposits on our orders as manuscripts take a while to get manufactured (being works in progress as editors need to select entries and then orchestrate the entire design and production). This is done in order to reassure our associate photographers
4.2 We stand behind our offer and will refund our associate photographers if they are not satisfied with their manuscripts.
Photography Laureates offers the following:
- A unique platform of self expression to the amateur and professional photographer
- An opportunity to be published as part of a leading photography manuscript
- 24/7 customer care assistance to help associate photographers network
- Review and pieces of advise from the editors on submitted entries
- A leading membership community where members can exchange and learn with other peers and experts
About Photography Laureates
The mission of Photo laureates is to provide a platform of artistic expression for amateur and professional photographers to gain exposure and recognition. We promote photography and photographers through technical workshops, improvisation sessions.
An independent panel of experts at photo laureates reviews photographs based on the following criteria: technical quality, composition, flow, texture and light.
Photography laureates’ manuscripts are distributed internationally. Photographers retain all rights to their photographs. We have more than 30,000 members and a 98% satisfaction rate.
For more information about Photography Laureates, please visit: http://www.photolaureates.com.
Sol – Customer Care Manager
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