2nd place in Wildcard Portrait

West Yorkshire wedding photographer captured this black and white portrait of a little girl being held by her grandfather
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Alex Abbott

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Wedding photographer Alex Abbott, was awarded 2nd place for photo 1989371 in the Wildcard Portrait category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Alex Abbott, a 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.

2017 Tri1 Photography Competition Judges


  • Great light and composition. It looks as if it’s a painting caught in time.
  • Surprising choice of subject for this category, and a lovely image. Quiet moment.

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