- The finalists in the Collection Fifteen competition for the best unstaged wedding pictures have been revealed.
- Candid pictures captured a British bride as she smoked a cheeky cigarette, a Canadian couple tucking into a McDonalds and a young boy laying flat out on the dance floor after a tiring day of partying.
- The competition seeks to share the beauty of authentic, relatable and unstaged wedding photos.
The competition which is open to everyone in the world was founded in 2017 by photographer, Alan Law (39) from Cornwall, UK.
“It was created to celebrate the skill and artistry of documentary wedding photography; capturing moments without posing, without setting anything up – just pure, natural captures,” says Alan, founder of the association and competition.
"There are thousands of entries per contest; the latest contest – Collection Fifteen – had over 13 000 images submitted. It is incredibly difficult to win – so each collection really does represent the best documentary wedding photography in the world.”
“As ever, the standard was incredibly high, and thus it was an incredibly difficult task for our five judges for this round,” the competition organisers add.
“The brilliant Geeshan Bandara, Laura Ranftler, Erum Rizvi, Simon Leclercq and Gareth Lima Conlon – chose our winners, with just 135 Reportage Awards and 50 Story Awards given. No poses; nothing staged: This is Reportage.”
This is Reportage features six contests per year, and also serves as a directory for couples to find their ideal wedding photographer. See some of the images below.
All winners can be found here: https://thisisreportage.com/collection/collection-fifteen/.
Story courtesy mediadrumworld.com/ Magazine Features
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