World Photographic Cup / Top 10
32 nations from around the globe participated in the 2023 World Photographic Cup, an international competition in which a team of photographers represent their home country. For Team Canada, the extensive process began last summer, when submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for only 3 precious spots in each of the eight categories. The final 24 images went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup.
Along with one other Canadian Top 10 finalists Ron is now in the running for individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals at the awards ceremony to be held in Singapore on March 17, 2023. And depending on their final ranking, these images have the chance to help Team Canada win the World Photographic Cup!
“Being able to contribute to Team Canada 2023 and having my image appreciated by the large group of International judges is certainly a highlight of my photographic journey.”
2023 World Top 10 / Ron Gesser
Ron is a street/documentary and portrait photographer who enjoys experiencing and making a connection with cultures around the world. When visiting exotic destinations and cultures, Ron focuses on capturing a candid moment that tells and emotional and visual story.
My image of an elderly woman from the Kutia Kondh ethnic group in central India, reveals a genuine and emotional expression of a woman who has led a long and challenging life. This ethnic group’s current way of life, like many other indigenous peoples’, is at risk. Traditionally the woman have geometric facial tattoos that serve as an identification mark for both the living and spirit worlds.