Charlottetown professional photographer, Berni Wood, MPA, won the prestigious Best in Class Award for Commercial Industrial Photography at the 2017 National Image Salon Competition recently in the Nation’s capital. The Awards were held during the International Photography Conference hosted by the Professional Photographers of Canada.
The winning entry “Laying the Power Cable” was photographed during a commissioned shoot by Maritime Electric Ltd in November of 2016 while the new power cable was being installed under the Confederation Bridge.
A panel of master photographers judged the best works submitted by professional photographers from across Canada and only accepted outstanding images into the 2017 National Image Salon. “Photographers must show extraordinary talent to win an award among such illustrious company,” said Charles van den Ouden, MPA, Chair of the National Exhibition Committee. “We were thrilled to see so many inspiring entries in the competition this year. The salon images clearly demonstrate the exceptional skill and quality that professionals bring to the medium of photography.”
Just prior to winning the Best Commercial Industrial Award for Professional Photographers of Canada, Berni was also presented with two nominations in the 10th Annual International Color Awards, in two different categories including “People” and “Wildlife”. This is the fourth year in a row that Ms. Wood received nominations. Previously she has been nominated in categories of Architecture, Food & Children of The World.
It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,178 entries that were received from 75 countries this year,” said the Awards Creative Director. “Berni Wood ‘s “Mi’kmaq Dancing Queen” photographed during a Parks Canada photo shoot in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island is an exceptional image entered in the People category and “Family Baby Protection”, was photographed in Barbados where blue monkeys are plentiful. Both images represent contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the two nominee titles.
The Professional Photographers of Canada is a diversified group of creative artists dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging. The International Color Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. These celebrated events shine a spotlight on the best professional photographers and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in photography.