The World Photographic Cup is a competition in which a team of photographers represent their home country. This one of a kind international team competition features the best photographic art from around the world.
Nations across the globe, including Canada, meticulously curate their countries images to create a collection of 18 amazing images to enter in the World Photographic Cup. For Team Canada, the gruelling process began last summer, when submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for only 3 precious spots in each of the six categories.
The final 18 images went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup. Of those a select few may make it to Top 10 in the World and have an opportunity to reach the WPC podium with individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Then depending on their final ranking, these images have a chance to help Team Canada win the World Photographic Cup!
Every photographer on Team Canada is excited to celebrate our Canadian medallists, and we thank them for propelling Canada on to the world photographic stage.
“Photography is so special to me, it is deep in my soul. I feel humble and proud to be part of this team. It is so surreal – the love and camaraderie of Canada celebrating together.”
Cassandra Jones, of Grande Prairie, AB took bronze in the portrait category for her artistic rendering of a child on an apple farm, Daddy, can we pleeeeease make apple pie?
“Winning a bronze medal was very emotional and I admit I teared up,” said Jones. “It is easy to underestimate just how difficult it can be to scout the right location, wait for the perfect light, create a compelling natural composition, and time a moment such as this with a small child. Apple trees are one of the many nostalgic symbols of my childhood and inspired this image. This is a single image capture that was shot on a particularly smoky Alberta evening. Wildfire smoke obscured the sunlight just enough to create an iridescent glow in the foliage. It is one of my favourite images, and it really means the world to have this image recognized on such a large scale.”