Author of the article: CAPA CANADA
Publishing date: Winter 2022
Photos by: 2022 WPC Team Canada
Photography is a language with many dialects and interpretations – but it is also a vocabulary that everyone understands regardless of cultural differences!
The World Photographic Cup competition is an opportunity for Canada to showcase our photographic art on the world stage. Through the co-operative efforts of national associations like CAPA, images are curated to create a team entry that represents our country’s highest standard of photographic excellence. The maker’s of these images become Team Canada.
The extensive curation process began in August when submissions came in from coast to coast vying for only three precious spots in each of the six WPC categories. Two CAPA members had great success this year with images making it all the way to the final round and just missing out by a close vote. There were 351 submitted, and only 18 images survive all three rounds of qualifying to make the Canadian team.
Team Canada’s entry features 16 Canadian photographers who hail from across the country and represent professionals and emerging artists in all genres of photography. Each had images selected to become part of Team Canada and represent our country on the world stage in 2022. As part of the National team their work will compete in its individual category and depending on its placement earn valuable points towards the team competition. Unlike most contests this one is built on a strong foundation of camaraderie (or as we say CAMERA-derie) with the entire team cheering on the finalists as they strive to secure a podium finish for our country.
By the end of January Team Canada will know how many of our country’s images have been selected as World Top 10 finalists. And that’s just the start . . . in April those final images will be on stage in Rome, Italy and be eligible to receive medals, with one country winning the coveted World Photographic Cup.
Gerald David and Jillian Chateauneuf, Team Canada Co-Captains, said: “This is an exciting time for Canada as we await the first round of international results. Over the past few years we have had many images achieve Top 10 recognition and go on to win world medals. For 2022 we have yet another amazing team entry and our goal, as always, is to see Canada on the podium once again.”