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.
“Having previously served in the Canadian Forces it is truly an honour to represent my country again but this time through my love of photographic art. Keep the flag waving”
After dedicating nearly two decades of her life to serving her country, Kari decided to follow her passion and immerse herself in the world of photography.
The image “Fabricated Beauty” symbolizes the intricate layers of expectations placed upon women. Society demands that they embody flawless beauty in various dimensions: physical appearance, makeup, and the pressure to resist any visible signs of aging. Women are often pressured to maintain a decorous and non-confrontational demeanour, constantly adorning themselves with these societal expectations. Underneath it all, we bear a multitude of layers, either revealing or concealing our true selves. As women, we strive to be everything we can be, but some days are spent simply holding ourselves together, fragment by fragment, which may sometimes necessitate the facade of inauthenticity.