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.
“I am thrilled to win the bronze medal. Being on Team Canada has given me the opportunity to represent my country through my passion of photography”
Winning a bronze medal in the Reportage category is Kristian Bogner for his image called “The Eye of Jaws”.
Bogner explained how he has always been very proud to photograph Canadian athletes at the Olympics, capturing them at the peak of their sport and ability, and now he had the opportunity to represent Canada through photography.
About the image Bogner says “The JAWS surf break a.k.a. Pe’ahi, only occurs a few days a year. It just so happened that I arrived in Maui, Hawaii the night before the break hit and the best surfers in the world were there for the JAWS surf competition. In the morning I grabbed my gear, hiked out to these waves and was able to use my Nikon Z7 and 500mm PF to create this and many other amazing images that day. There is nothing like the exhilaration of capturing an extreme sports moment at the peak of its energy – where this incredible wave draws you in to the surfer as he touches the water with his hand.”