Wedding photographer Bartosz Jastal, was awarded 2nd place for photo 147186 in the Creative Portrait category for the WPJA's 2009 Q1.
- Loved this portrait! A little mix of Diane Arbus and Eugene Richards with a little Arthur Tress thrown in there. The most unusual and striking of all the portraits and one of the few that stands as a truly interesting image outside of the realm of wedding photography.
The WPJA contest judges presented Bartosz Jastal, a Poland 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.