I’m very excited to announce that one of my images has be awarded 2nd place in the Wedding Photojournalist Association 3rd quarter contest! The WPJA is a membership-based international organization of photographers who specialize in documenting weddings in an unobtrusive style. It’s an honor to be a part of the organization and to have been recognized by and among a group of very talented photographers.
Below is my winning image and the judge’s comment. Click here if you’re interested in seeing all of the winning images from the 2008 WPJA Q3 contest.
Second Place | Category: Reception
Judges Comments: An odd, unexpected, apparent grab shot. Though the composition is not great, it is fascinating to look at what everyone is doing, including many oblivious to the kid being thrown in the air. This is an image that Cartier-Bresson would get from a wedding (except in black & white and of course, perfect compositon).