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WPPI Photographer of the Year

WPPI Photographer of the Year

WPPI Photographer of the Year
 WPPI Photographer of the Year

 

Xpression International components, Jose Luis Guardia Peinado and Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, have achieved one of the world’s largest photographic awards, being chosen by WPPI as PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE YEAR 2011. Taking into account that WPPI Las Vegas 2011 will have gathered, the biggest names in contemporary photography, get this important recognition, is considered informally by the photographic industry, as the prize for best photographer in the world that year. It is very important to note that the title of Photographer of the Year, is not given by a photo or a set of them. This recognition is awarded for lifetime achievement and contribution to the global photography. It is the recognition of a job, and that makes it different from any other prize.

I can never describe the feeling we got up to see a whole room, where there were 2,000 people, to recognize this achievement. This makes us realize a dream, the dream of carrying Spanish photography to the highest that have ever been and to be, thanks to the consideration of our companions in the group of TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS.

 

You can watch the video of the award in the Award Ceremony

 

In addition to being elected by WPPI as PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE YEARS 2011, we have also been winners this year of numerous awards in Las Vegas. Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez was the winner of the 1st and 3rd place in Architectural photography. We got a total of 55 Accolades of Excellence. We went for the fourth consecutive time, the photo studio and most awarded photographer of the event. Never a Spanish photographer, not even Latin or European had come to achieve this. Also got the highest score in the category of Bride and Groom toghether (Wedding), with 92 points (5 points more than the Grand Award Wedding), the highest score in the Landscape category with 93 points, and higher scores in Architecture with over 90 points photographs, ensuring also be among the 10 highest scores of open competition.

 

You can watch the video of the award to the winner of 1st Place in Architecture

 

The international association based in the USA, WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Professionals International), held annually in Las Vegas, United States, the International photography contest, which is regarded as the Oscars of the american photographic industry. This year the competition 2,171 pictures in 18 categories from photographers around the world. WPPI, is one of the largest photographic associations in the world and its International Convention in Las Vegas, is now a landmark and meeting place for all photographers in the world. With a turnout of over 16,000 photographers, this convention is the largest in the world. For that reason, it has been a great honor for us that the direction of WPPI invited us to be as speakers in the Convention. Be the first Spanish, giving a master class at WPPI Las Vegas is an experience we hope to repeat. Our conference, incidentally, was a great success.

The WPPI was awesome experience not only for the prizes or the success of our conference, but by how many good friends we have made and the great friendship we started.

That certainly is the most important!

 

Here you can see some photos of the awards:

 

WPPI Photographer of the Year

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