Portugal wins World Photographic Cup competition for second year running

in News · 02-03-2017 14:38:00 · 0 Comments

A team of Portuguese photographers have won the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), going up against 25 other national teams in the international competition that took place in Japan.

This is the second year running in which Portugal has won the event, which is in its fourth year.
This world championship sees photographers put forward by each country competing individually in various categories, with their personal results going towards the overall classification of the team they represent.
“Congratulations to Team Portugal for winning the WPC two times in a row,” the WPC website quotes the president of the jury, Jorgen Brandt, as saying. He described this year’s competition as “incredibly close”.
Rui Pires, president of the Portuguese Association of Image Professionals (APPImagem), which selects the team for the event, told Lusa that he was “very proud of our professionals’ work” and that “such a little country as ours” winning the prize “only shows that we are big in what we do”.

Giuseppe Scozzi, the WPC’s executive director, highlighted the international significance of the prize, noting that “there has never before been a programme involving photography in this way.”
The Portuguese team taking part in the six categories of the 2017 WPC was made up of 15 photographers from around the country: Diogo Freitas, José Almeida and João Carlos in Commercial; Carlos Resende, Daniel Rodrigues and Nuno Sá in the Nature category; José Almeida, Diogo Freitas and Diamantino Jesus in Illustrative; Diamantino Jesus, Fernando Branquinho and André Brito in Portraits; José Ferreira, António Tendim and Rui Palha in Reportage; and Miguel Matos, Nelson Marques and Pedro Vilela in the Wedding category.
The US and Russia came second and third respectively in the team
This year there was just one individual medal for Portugal: a bronze for José Almeida from Lisbon in the Illustration category.
The individual gold medals went to photographers from Finland, Slovakia, the UK, Russia, Mexico and Singapore. TPN/Lusa


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