The Secrets of Books III



LONDON 25.05.2009 – Professional photographer HEINZ BAUMANN (Switzerland) was presented with the 3rd Annual Photography Masters Cup First Place – OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in the category of STILL LIFE for the winning entry, The Secrets of Books III and 2nd Place – MERIT OF EXCELLENCE of the Photographer of the Year Award at a prestigious live online Winners and Nomination Ceremony presented by International Color Awards to recognize excellence in color photography.
Thousands of images were received from ninety-two countries. The nominated photographers were selected by a who’s who Judging Panel from the international photography community, including Christie’s (New York), National Geographic (Washington) and Fox Broadcasting Company (Los Angeles). The Panel reviewed the images online over an eight week period and Baumann’s The Secrets of Books III, an exceptional image entered in the Still Life category, received the highest percentage of votes overall.
“The Masters Cup celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft,” said the awards Creative Director, Basil O’Brien. “Heinz Baumann’s work represents color photography at its finest and we’re pleased to present him with the title of OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in the Still Life category and MERIT OF EXCELLENCE of the Photographer of the Year Award.” 
You can view the 3rd Annual Winners Gallery online at

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and non-professional photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.


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