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February 02, 2023

Team USA to Compete in the 2023 World Photographic Cup

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) have announced the eight finalists for Team USA at Imaging USA 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Teams from 32 countries will be participating in the 2023 World Photographic Cup. Historically, the aim of the competition is to unite photographers in the spirit of friendship and cooperation.


Each country is represented by one team chosen by a national association of professional photographers. Teams pick their own photographers and images to enter. They may submit up to three images in each of the eight categories: Commercial, Illustrative, Illustrative Portrait, Landscape, Natural Portrait, Reportage, Wedding, and Wildlife. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories, but no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category. Click here to see Team USA's images!


Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category for first, second, and third place. Teams are awarded points based on an aggregate score of the top ten images in all categories, and the World Photographic Cup is awarded to the national team that receives the highest overall score. World Photographic Cup winners will be named at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Singapore on March 17, 2023. If you can’t make it to Singapore, you can stream it LIVE


Here’s a look at the 2023 Team USA finalists:



John Hartman, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, A-ASP, EA-ASP



Ben Shirk, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.
John Grusd, M.Photog.



Laura Bennett, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP



Andrew Glogower
Kenneth Bovat, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP


Natural Portrait 

Megan Drane, M.Photog.M.Artist.



Mario Muñoz, M.Photog.M.Wed.Photog.Cr.


View the stunning WPC Best of Nations 2023 gallery of images here