World Photographic Cup 2017 Finalists Announced!

Individual top-10 finalists  at the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography,  have been finally announced on January 9th, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, USA , during the PPA grand national awards event, at Imaging USA.
This year, 21 teams have at least one finalist image!

They presented  the announcement  the members of the WPC governing committee Bert Behnke, Don Dixon, Don MacGregor  and Bent Nygaard Larsen.

The top 10 images in the six categories went to (all finalists are in alphabetical order):

Commercial

  • Barbara Breitsameter    USA
  • Diogo Freitas    Portugal
  • Amber Griffin    New Zealand
  • Carlos Herrejón    Mexico
  • Dušan Holovej    Slovakia
  • Lluis Oliver Fabrega    Spain
  • Lupi Spuma    Austria
  • Uli Staiger    Germany
  • Michelle Trull    USA
  • Ricardo Urroz    Mexico

Illustration

  • José Almeida    Portugal
  • Félix Alejandro Hernández Rodríguez    Mexico
  • Charmaine Heyer    Australia
  • Lee Howell    UK
  • Stanislav Hricko    Slovakia
  • Diamantino Jesus    Portugal
  • Antti Karppinen    Finland
  • Kazutoshi Kawakami    Japan
  • José Manuel Ortega    Spain
  • Uli Staiger    Germany

Nature

  • Ann Coppens    Belgium
  • Xie Dacai    China
  • Sergey Degtyarev    Russia
  • Liette Gilbert    Canada
  • Andreas Kalvig Anderson    Norway
  • Carlos Resende    Portugal
  • Daniel Rodrigues    Portugal
  • Pepe Soho    Mexico
  • Søren Sviland    Norway
  • Liyun Yu    USA

Portrait

  • Dmitrii Ageev    Russia
  • Fernando Branquinho    Portugal
  • André Brito    Portugal
  • Lauren Del Vecchio    USA
  • Nikki Harrison    Canada
  • Christopher Ian    Australia
  • Eelena Malysheva    Russia
  • Martina Nemčeková    Slovakia
  • Bjørn Tore Stokke    Norway
  • Min Zhang    China

Reportage

  • Nely Ariza    Spain
  • Max Bosse    Austria
  • Oldřich Bubák    Czech Republic
  • Dario Caruso    France
  • Miloš Fic    Czech Republic
  • Laura Gabriela Olmedo Macip    Mexico
  • Peter Svoboda    Slovakia
  • Vincenzo Tessarin    Italy
  • Léa Torrieri    France
  • Goh Wee Seng    Singapore

Wedding

  • Igor Bulgak    Russia
  • Lee Howell    UK
  • William Lambelet    France
  • Miguel Matos    Portugal
  • Carlos Felipe Ortíz Morel    Spain
  • Raymond Pang    Singapore
  • Terese Samuelsen    Norway
  • Shinichi Shimomiya    Japan
  • Xiannian Wan    China
  • Andreas Zopf    Austria

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