9th place in Getting Ready
The WPJA contest judges presented Mahesh Shantaram, a India 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.
- There is a lot going on in this image. The photographer successfully captured a moment in a potentially hectic situation to create a multi-layered image that draws the viewer into the scene.
Wedding photographer Mahesh Shantaram, was awarded 9th place for photo 898861 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2012 Q1 Contest.