9th place in Getting Ready
The WPJA contest judges presented Obi Nwokedi, a London, United Kingdom 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.
- The tight crop in this savory image helps viewers to focus on a ubiquitous ritual. The dramatic side light also lends a highlighting hand and, interestingly, serves as a pseudoleading line into the image while the surrounding darkness envelopes this ritual like a virtual marker circling the moment (in case we miss the obvious).
Wedding photographer Obi Nwokedi, was awarded 9th place for photo 1700691 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2015 Q3 Photography Contest.