Wedding photographer Emin Kuliyev, was awarded 16th place for photo 61911 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2008 Q2.
The WPJA contest judges presented Emin Kuliyev, a New York, United States wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.
The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.
2008 Q2 Judges
- Excellent use of shallow depth of field to isolate the eye lashes. Composition is also strong as is the use of light. But overall the image has a posed portrait feel, which knocked it down.