A unique Olympic-style competition, the World Photographic Cup is not only about shutter speeds and composition, it’s about the spirit of friendship with 31 countries participating in 2024. For Canada, the process began last summer, when image submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for one of the 30 precious spots on WPC Team Canada.
On January 29th, Team Canada 2024 members gathered virtually to watch the Top 10 announcement live from Louisville, KY. The enthusiasm was infectious as team members were rewarded for their artistry. For the seven photographers that earned Top 10 accolades there’s more than skill at stake, it’s a podium finish that they dream of, not just for personal glory but to hoist the Canadian flag high. Come April, Canada’s Top 10 images will take center stage in Dallas, Texas, USA. The vibrant cultural hub will play host as photographers from across the globe gather to celebrate the finest visual narratives. The Canadian entries, each a masterpiece in its own right, will be in contention for medals, with the ultimate goal of bringing home the prestigious World Photographic Cup.
“Working at what you love, being honest to the event, and then seeing your work go on to represent Canada and become an International Top 10 finalist is wild. This is a wonderful team representing an amazing country.”
Craig, a Nikon Ambassador, has always been inspired by the light and stylings from the Hollywood studios in creating their dynamic imagery.
Being on set during filming as the designated Stills Photographer, is to have a very limited window to the actors, crew and all the chaos that is absolutely necessary to the critical task at hand. It’s an incredible, but still daunting privilege to document these singular moments in filmmaking history, while still striving to bring to life the absolute essence of the film’s story itself – with only a single frame.
This scene from Color Blind, A BIPOC feature film by Mostafa Keshvari, was a pivotal moment in the storyline and an intensely powerful emotional experience for everyone on set. Chantal Riley as a color-blind black artist, delivered a stunning and award winning performance in this beautifully crafted film to accurately display color-blindness and metaphorically address racism.