Author of the article: Clark’s Crossing Gazette
Publishing date: Dec 05, 2022
Photo by: Deborah MacEwen
Deborah MacEwen of Warman is one of 20 photographers from across the country to be named to Team Canada in the 2023 World Photographic Cup competition.
This unique Olympic style competition not only celebrates the world’s finest photographic art, it fosters the spirit of friendship and cooperation between exceptional artists across the globe.
Our nation’s entry features 20 Canadian photographers within eight unique categories.
The selected photographers represent professionals and emerging artists in all genres of photography. Each produced extraordinary works of photographic art, which successfully navigated multiple rounds of curation to become part of Team Canada. Curators reviewed every submission to whittle down the list to just 24 powerful images. Images that transport you to experience the grandeur of wilderness, to the simple splendour of majestic icebergs or to lose yourself in masterfully crafted digital art.
The 2023 World Photographic Cup Team Canada members include:
* Deborah MacEwan of Warman, SK – Landscape;
* Bruce Hendricks of Winnipeg MB – Commercial;
* Stefan Malloch of Tsawwassen BC – Commercial;
* Holly-Lynn Latimour of Pefferlaw ON – Commercial;
* Manpreet Sokhi of Burnaby BC – Illustration;
* Brad Kelly of Cambridge ON – Illustration;
* Diane Hanna of Whistler BC – Illustration, Portrait & Portrait/Illustrative;
* Terry Hrynyk of Gravenhurst ON – Landscape;
* Michael Winsor of St. John’s NL – Landscape;
* Ron Gesser of Westmount QC – Portrait;
* Stephanie Lachance of Chambly QC – Portrait;
* Ara Hagopian of Laval QC- Portrait/Illustrative;
* Lillian Liu of Vancouver BC – Portrait/Illustrative;
* Jesse Boily of Grande Prairie AB – Reportage;
* Jacquie Matechuk of Cochrane AB – Reportage & Wildlife;
* Kristian Bogner of Dead Man’s Flats AB – Reportage & Wildlife;
* Rabih Madi of Laval QC – Wedding;
* Sean LeBlanc of Calgary AB – Wedding;
* Jeff Noon of Medicine Hat AB – Wedding;
* Jo-Anne Oucharek of Cochrane AB – Wildlife.
With participation from 32 nations, the competition is always tight, even so Team Canada Co-Captain Jillian Chateauneuf is undoubtedly excited about this year’s entry,
“Last year Canada won a gold medal and I believe once again we have images that could make it to the finals and help propel our country to the WPC podium,” said Chateauneuf.
International judging has just concluded and the World Top 10 images will be announced in January. All gearing up for the big reveal on March 17, 2023, when the World Photographic Cup will unveil a new collection of visual artistry live from Singapore. The ceremony will recognize outstanding achievements in each of the eight categories before tallying combined points to present one country, one team, with the World Cup./p>
“WPC truly is the ultimate highlight of one’s photographic journey and I’m so humbled and honoured to be part of Team Canada again this year!”
Coming across this beautiful multi-tiered waterfall took my breath away! It was an overcast slightly misty day which just enhanced the gorgeous fall colors & I found myself being mesmerized by the cascades of the water. I had no room to use a tripod to get at the angle I wanted so ended up hand holding at 1/10th of a sec to create the softness & silkiness of the flow.