Wedding photographer Max Pell, was awarded 2nd place for photo 1949826 in the Musicians & DJs category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.
The WPJA contest judges presented Max Pell, a Argentina 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.
- This deejay brings some panache, a bold energizing style that turns up the sound and sets the right mix for a great party. Now, imagine this, thereʼs no way anyone can truly know if this performer is a deejay, musician, emcee or whether he was any good at his job at all. Everything I know is what I see in this photo. So letʼs start over - the photographer created an image that struts with panache by virtue of the bold use of angle, light, color and interaction between the crowd and the guy on stage. This image definitely sets a tone about what must have been a great party.