Gerry Coe is the first guest in Larne Camera Club's series of Open Evenings in the Main Hall at the Ballygally Community Centre, sponsored by McFarlane's Pharmacy Plus, and we could not have got off to a better start!
Gerry Coe is a Northern Ireland Professional Photographer who now creates his images using his iPhone. These Fine Art iPhone images have received much praise and have been winning awards.
His image “Lone Tree” sold out its edition of ten at the 2011 Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition, held at the prestigious Ulster Museum, Belfast. A variation of that image became the winner of the British Inst Professional Photographers (BIPP) Fine Art competition beating entries from all over the world.
He is a Fellow (the highest award a photographer can achieve) of all the major Photographic societies,FBIPP, FRPS (Royal Photographic Society) FMPA, (Master Photographer Assoc.)and FSWPP, (Society Of Wedding and Portrait Photographers)
In 1999 he received the Peter Grugeon Award from the BIPP for best Fellowship Panel of the year
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Gerry has now been awarded his SECOND Fellowship from the BIPP, a very rare honour, for a panel of images done entirely on his iPhone. This is the first time that a panel of iPhone images has been given an award like this anywhere in the world. He is the first photographer in Ireland to receive a Double Fellowship and is now part of a very small group of photographers at the very top of the profession.
His iPhone panel of images has also been awarded “The Peter Grugeon Award” for best Fellowship panel of the year 2012 from the BIPP Gerry is the first and only person ever to have been awarded the “Peter Grugeon Award” twice. (And he was recently awarded with an Honorary Fellowship from the BIPP; only 20 of these have ever been given in the 140 year history of the BIPP.)
In 2013 he received two Silver awards from the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) in the landscape section for two iPhone images. More recently he was awarded “Team UK Best of Nation” for highest scoring print in 2018 World Photographic Cup