Our Participants - PhotoArtMedica 2013-17
The fifth edition of the International Salon of Artistic Photography for Physicians PhotoArtMedica 2017 is an opportunity for the organizers to reflect over the past 5 editions and do some anniversary summing up. Surely the idea of developing passion for photography and revealing artistic talents in the medical community proved to be a success. Until now, in all 5 editions of the Salon we've had 237 participants from 24 countries - Australia, Austria, Brasil, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Taiwan, Ukraine, USA, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom. Altogether, they presented 2586 photographs. We gladly observe the internationally growing interest in the PhotoArtMedica Salon, both among the regular participants and the debutants. We are also glad about the high artistic level of the submitted photographs as is shown by the jury's opinions and by the decision of FIAP - The International Federation of Photographic Art - to grant their auspices already to 3 PhotoArtMedica Salons.
I would like to thank on behalf of the organizer - District Chamber of Physicians and Dentists in Częstochowa, and my own - all the Participants that have joined us so far for sharing their photo-inspirations and for their contribution to the photographic passion development in the medical community. I also would like to thank the Polish Republic's Photoclub Association of Authors, especially the Chairman, polish photography nestor Mieczysław Cybulski, for his professional support since the first Salon. Special thanks to our Honorary Patrons - President of the Supreme Medical Council Maciej Hamankiewicz, MD, PhD, and the Mayor of Częstochowa Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk - for supporting our idea. Thanks also to our Partners - INTER Polska medical insurance company, OLYMPUS, BZ WBK Bank, medical portal esculap.pl and Foto-Kurier magazine for funding the prizes and for promotion of the idea of PhotoArtMedica Salons.
I hope that the idea of artistic development of the medical community during the PhotoArtMedica Salons will keep growing expanding our horizons and sensibility to the surrounding world.
Krzysztof MUSKALSKI, MD, PhD
AFIAP, AFRP, ZPAF
PhotoArtMedica Originator and Chairman