AG|WPJA The Artistic Guild of the WPJA

Artistic Guild of the WPJA

A FINE ART PHOTOJOURNALISTIC APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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Artistic Wedding Photojournalism

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing. Find Out More...

AG|WPJA Q1 2014 Contest Contest Results

RESULTS FOR THE AG|WPJA Q1 2014 CONTEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Current Photo:
8th Place: Creative Portrait
Luigi Rota, Italy

8th Place: Creative Portrait by Luigi Rota, Italy

Current Photo:
19th Place: Ceremony
Kamalesan Kamalakaran, Malaysia

19th Place: Ceremony by Kamalesan Kamalakaran, Malaysia

Current Photo:
18th Place: Details (Found)
Thiago Okimoto, Brazil

18th Place: Details (Found) by Thiago Okimoto, Brazil

Current Photo:
10th Place: Details (Found)
Xue Jun Liang, China

10th Place: Details (Found) by Xue Jun Liang, China

Current Photo:
10th Place: Creative Portrait
He Feng Weiweia, China

10th Place: Creative Portrait by He Feng Weiweia, China

Current Photo:
1st Place: Getting Ready
Alessio Lucchesi, Italy

1st Place: Getting Ready by Alessio Lucchesi, Italy

Current Photo:
8th Place: Reception
Marco Miglianti, Italy

8th Place: Reception by Marco Miglianti, Italy

Current Photo:
4th Place: Getting Ready
Matteo Originale, Italy

4th Place: Getting Ready by Matteo Originale, Italy

Current Photo:
19th Place: Creative Portrait
Emin Kuliyev, United States

19th Place: Creative Portrait by Emin Kuliyev, United States

Current Photo:
16th Place: Reception
Emin Kuliyev, United States

16th Place: Reception by Emin Kuliyev, United States

The Q1 Contest showcases the wedding photojournalism of AG|WPJA members for 2014, and rewards their artistic abilities in enhancing those photographs through post production processes. The AG|WPJA wishes to extend our congratulations to all our members who had award-winning entries in this contest.

2013 AG|WPJA Photographer of the Year
Daniele Vertelli, Italy

The AG|WPJA congratulates Daniele Vertelli with the POY title for 2013. Read More

2013 AG|WPJA Photographer of the Year - First Runner Up
Oleg Rostovtsev, Germany

The AG|WPJA is proud to announce Oleg Rostovtsev with the First Runner Up title 2013.

2013 AG|WPJA Photographer of the Year - Second Runner Up
Victor Vertsner, Israel

The AG|WPJA congratulates Victor Vertsner with the title of Second Runner Up for 2013.


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