There are several international wedding photographers associations that select the best photographers in the world and I am honored to be part of some of them among the most prestigious. It is not easy to take part in them and fewer still win the prizes of the international contest that these associations annually announce. I began – timidly – to participate in these contests in 2011 and, since then, I have had the pleasure of getting several awards. In 2014 I succeeded to achieve a cool 6th place in the ranking Photographer AG/WPJA.
In 2018 I have been appointed PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 by the AG/WPJA, thanks to the ranking awarded to the photos submitted in the two half-yearly contests!
AG/WPJA (Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association) is the USA association that clearly represents me. It is targeted at photographers who play with artistic approach the photojournalistic style:
-“The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing.”
-“About the Artistic Guild of the WPJA:
SURREAL BEAUTY. A FEAST FOR THE EYES.
AN ENTIRELY NEW WAY OF SEEING NEW WAYS OF SEEING TWO PATHS JOINING IN A SHARED JOURNEY AHEAD
When an engaged couple hopes to make a statement with their wedding, delighting their guests with imaginative, creative details, they probably want their wedding photography to reflect the emotions and aspirations of the day. The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (AG|WPJA) comprises photographers with an eye for originality and a brilliant talent for image editing and production.
The AG|WPJA serves as a separate, complementary division of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), the professional organization of wedding photographers whose documentary, capture-the-moment style employs the craft of photojournalism in their work. AG|WPJA photographers — who may also be members of the WPJA, for couples wanting that approach — produce images from a different perspective, but they also share a photojournalistic ethos: they seek to tell the story of your wedding, not dictate, pose or stage it. With digital editing enhancement and post-production techniques, AG|WPJA members can stretch traditional definitions of “wedding photography” to create fine art from your celebration to share with friends and enjoy for years to come.
Unlike other online directories, the AG|WPJA is not merely a listing of available wedding photographers. It is a guild of artisans who use their expertise in wedding photojournalism and their skills at digital manipulation to create surreal beauty and feasts for the eyes, illustrating the emotional, joyous start of the shared journey for two individuals joining in marriage.”
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