Over a decade ago, Peter Lik received the prestigious title of Master Photographer from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
Since then, the honors have continued to flow forth from this extremely prominent organization, based in Peter’s native country. This latest honor, AIPP’s Licentiate Award, is just another marker in a vast career of incredible accolades.
2015 has already brought Peter distinctions from the AIPP Queensland Epson State Awards – with 4 Silver wins for his breathtaking landscape photographs Celestial Dreams, Scarlet Moods, Painted Shores, and Infinity Tree. “It has been such a tremendous year so far,” Peter commented. “AIPP continues to embrace my work and it is an amazing feeling being honored by an institution in my home country.”
However, the aforementioned award wins were just a preamble to yet another official recognition from the AIPP. Just recently, Peter was delighted to receive the honor of becoming an AIPP Licentiate (APP .L). Holding this title is considered a mark of respect and recognition for seniority and experience, awarded to AIPP accredited members of 15 years or more. “This is an honor that has a special meaning for me,” Peter continued. “It puts me in a circle of other professional photographers who I have so much respect for.”
According to the AIPP, a licentiate is “a person who has a formal attestation of professional competence, borne from experience, to not only practice a profession, but also to teach, educate and mentor others in the profession.” This apt description of Peter may not be shocking news to the many dedicated supporters and collectors around the globe, who have known for quite some time that the artist – who has worked at his craft every single day for over 30 years – is well-deserving of this top honor.