Eureka photo studio wins big at global competition

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Judge Roy Bean's Old Time Photos in Eureka Springs earned major honors at the 2013 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest held in Las Vegas on Feb. 8.

Photographers Casey Lipok, Susan Tharp and the entire staff at Judge Roy Bean's Old Time Photos earned 16 awards, three of which were first-place ribbons.

Susan Tharp received first-place wins for Best Pirate Theme. Casey Lipok received second place for Best on Location Portrait. The staff of Judge Roy Bean's Old Time Photos took 14 awards including two first-place ribbons (for Most Humorous Portrait and Best Digital Border Poster), four second-place ribbons (for Best Victorian Portrait, Best Wedding Portrait, Most Creative Portrait Not Digitally Enhanced, and Best Matched Use of a Portrait and Poster), five third-place ribbons (for Best Portrait of a Child, Best Portrait of Any Era, Best Native American Portrait, Best Staff Portrait, and Best Holiday Greeting Card) and three Honorable Mentions (for Best '20s Era Portrait, Best Boudoir Portrait and Best Portrait of a Senior Citizen).

Judge Roy Bean's Old Time Photos is located at 29 South Main St. in downtown Eureka Springs. They also have a studio in Jackson Hole, Wyo.,. Both locations specialize in "old-timey" photos and weddings. For more information, call 479-253-5848 or visit

The annual Antique and Amusement Photographers competition in Las Vegas attracts hundreds of entries representing photo studios across the United States, Canada and Europe.

AAPI is a professional association for photographers and vendors specializing in souvenir photography including antique or "Old Time Photos," special events, historical re-enactments, and amusement portraits. Members are located throughout the United States and Canada, as well as several other countries.

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