Wedding photographer Cesc Giralt, was awarded 4th place for photo 933386 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2012 Q2 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Cesc Giralt, a Barcelona, Spain 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.
- Choosing the top winners for this category was difficult but this image had staying power. I think that's due to it's somewhat dark humor - aided by center-weighted composition and the interesting lighting. The fact that no one's face is seen, adds to the overall edginess of the image. But the noir style is counter-balanced by the shine of a white dress and the levity of those pink shoes. It's a wild and crazy photograph that communicates well on many levels.