All the way from Co Cork, this evening we are very pleased to welcome to BPIC Irish photographer John Hooton FIPF, FRPS, MFIAP.
As an experienced photographer John has been photographing the Irish landscape for the past 30 years. He has concentrated mainly on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way using mainly slide film but in 2009 made the transition to digital. As a founding member of Mallow Camera Club he has held many positions within the club, and has also been a committee member of the Irish Photographic Federation Council (I.P.F.). He is presently one of the main adjudicators with the I.P.F. on their National Distinction Panel and has been a judge for numerous prestigious competitions.
John is a Fellow of both the Irish Photographic Federation and Royal Photographic Society and in 2010 was awarded an M.F.I.A.P. This is the highest award given by the International Federation of Photographic Art. His work has appeared extensively in salons throughout the world and he has also done a number of personal exhibitions both in Ireland and abroad.