4th place in Wildcard Portrait

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Dean Dampney

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Wedding photographer Dean Dampney, was awarded 4th place for photo 1733991 in the Wildcard Portrait category for the WPJA's 2015 Q4 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Dean Dampney, a New South Wales, Australia 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.

2015 Q4 Photography Contest Judges


  • This is a terrific image.
  • Seriously. How down home country-style cute can you get than this freckle face, blue eyed boy, his bowtie askew and snaggletooth grin stretching wide? The only thing missing is a fried chicken drumstick. It’s an image that’s easy to love, especially for folks in the U.S. who still identify with this kind of Rockwellian imagery. Nonetheless, regardless of your origin, it’s a charming, forthright image to be admired.

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