2nd place in Pleasure / Pain

Florence wedding photographer created this picture of a wedding guest behind the bride and groom

Wedding photographer Damiano Salvadori, was awarded 2nd place for photo 2002916 in the Pleasure / Pain category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Damiano Salvadori, a Firenze, Italy 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.

2017 Tri1 Photography Competition Judges


  • Love this lady’s joie de vivre. Perfect moment and framing. It’s an image I like more the longer I spend with it: the sleeping husband, the line of cell phones vs. the point-and-shoot…
  • You can't say it much better than this - pleasure and pain spoken with visual poetry, a perfect moment perfectly framed. At left, our elderly gentlemen sleeps blissfully. He has certainly found a measure of pleasure. But was it the intrinsic pain of a long wedding that tossed him to the Sandman? At right, the joy is unmistakable. It's pure pleasure from end to end, arm to outstretched arm! Let out a shout people! But, not too loud lest we wake our sleepy gent.

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