For the organization of the event in Italy, the WPC has set up an organizing Committee, made up of photographers Antonio Barrella, Bert Behnke, Patrizia Burra, Davide Cerati, Eugenio Li Volsi, Jan Pohribny, Adriano Scognamillo, with Martina Scozzi for the secretariat.


WPC ROME 2020, ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Antonio Barrella was born in Roccagloriosa, he lives and studies in Milan from 1960 to 1980, where for ten years he professionally deals with music. He began his photographic career in 1980 working in the fashion and advertising sector. After moving to Rome in 1989, he founded the Studio Orizzonte Images Production Center; today he is the head of Studio Orizzonte Gallery, the natural evolution of his original studio which quickly became the reference point for national and international photography. Coordinator of the photography department of the IED of Rome from the 90s, is one of the most active figures in the Capitoline photography and advertising scene. Specializing in jewelry and accessories, since 1997 he has been in charge of much of the photographic production for Bulgari. "Rome Fashion 2005" award for fashion photography. International Master Cup Color Awards for the Fashion 2007 category. FEP Award - "PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016" FEP Golden Camera 2016 - fashion section, FEP Golden camera 2016 - commercial section. Twice MASTER QEP. Since 2017 he has been appointed as CNA Roma Spokesperson for the Photography section. Author of catalogs and books dedicated to jewelery photography, he has created campaigns for: Il Poligrafico dello Stato - Ariston - Fiorucci - Alitalia - Eurofly - Brioni - Poste Italiane - Aci - Autostrade company - Swarovski. His images have been published in: Vogue, Marie Claire, Life, Amica, Io Donna, D repubblica, Elle, Flair, Harper's Bazar, Joy, Grace, Book Moda, White.

Bert Behnke is an American professional photographer. Together with his wife Cindy, he is the owner of the photo studio he owns Behnke Photographers, a studio founded in 1956 by his parents. He has won numerous awards and competitions and has lectured on photography throughout the United States and North America, as well as in Europe, South America and Asia. Bert was a former president of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois (APPI), the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce (IL) and a former president of the World Council of Professional Photographers (WCPP). He was also the founder of PPA Charities and is currently its executive director as well as a member of the organizing committee of the World Photographic Cup. Bert received the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Honorary Master of Photography from the PPA and the National Award from his state subsidiary . He has been awarded as a portrait photographer of the year by the International Photographic Council, a non-profit section of the United Nations. He is a PPA affiliated judge and an honorary member of the Illinois APP. More recently, Bert was one of the 35 mentors of the famous AfterDark series of training conferences held throughout the United States and of Sandy Puc's Hands-On Tours.

Patrizia Burra, Master Qualified European Photographer, is an Italian professional photographer specializing in "Fine Art". Winner of numerous prestigious international awards, she can be defined as a Master in Portrait and digital art. Patrizia, is one of the most prominent photographers in the contemporary Italian scene.

davide cerati

https://www.cerati.it/

Davide Cerati Born in 1961 in Mariano Comense, near Milan, he graduated in Visual Communication in the early 1980s. After a few years working on television and in the cinema as a camera operator and assistant photography director, in 1985 he began his photographic career, first on furniture and design sets, then opening up to a wider variety of genres. Over the years Davide has developed a lot of his work around the photography of people. In his studio large companies and important agencies have passed, but also small companies that are attentive to the quality and effectiveness of their Communication. In front of her target models, entrepreneurs, managers, celebrities, artists and musicians, but also a lot of "ordinary people". Parallel to the commercial activity, Davide has been working for years in the artistic field and has to his credit publications, international exhibitions and prizes in Italy, France and the United States. The jury of the FEP (Federation of European Photographer), in 2009 and 2017, recognized Davide the MasterQEP, its highest professional recognition. Among the recent exhibitions: "Anges", in Bourgogne, France, throughout the summer of 2014. "Faces E-Motion" in New Delhi, India, at the India International Center, 2016. "NITIDO. Completely out of focus ", in Milan, Bologna and at the Pontremoli Foto Festival, 2017.

Eugenio Li Volsi was born in Catania in 1969. Son of art, he approached the world of photography from an early age, following his father Raffaele Giuseppe, a professional photographer since 1948, from whom he learned the basics of analog photography. He attends numerous professional photography workshops throughout Italy and abroad and his commitment is immediately rewarded by numerous prizes and awards. In 2014 he founded the Associazione Fotografi Siciliani, participated in the FEP Competition European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards by winning his first "Bronze Award" for the Wedding category and in the same year obtained the important qualification of QEP - Qualified European Photographer, always in the category of marriage. In 2016 he began to collaborate with Confartigianato, which appointed him as one of its representatives to FEP, the European Federation of Professional Photographers. From that moment on, he became officially the judge for both the QEP and MQEP qualifications and for the international competitions organized by the FEP. In March 2017 it organizes the "FEP Photo Days 2017" in Catania, bringing for the first time in Sicily a unique event, which involved professional photographers and national associations from 30 European countries. In 2017 the important Belgian Magazine U-to-P on wedding photography, publishes an interview and his works. In 2018 he received the appointment as International Judge of the IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association) and Judge for the FETA - FEP Emerging Talent Award and was elected among the 12 members of the Executive Council of the FEP. For him photography is a story: telling with light. Nothing can be left to chance and improvisation. The technique is essential, but it must be combined with creativity, sensitivity and intuition. The goal of his work is to look to the future and to innovation without forgetting that the photographer is, however, an artisan of the image: it is necessary to improve and innovate without losing the artisan and creative sense of his work.

Jan Pohribný

http://www.pohribny.cz

Born in Prague, 1961. He graduated 1986 at FAMU (Film and TV Faculty of Accademy of Fine) in Prague. Since 1986 he has been working as a free lance photographer-artist. On top of his artistic works he works predominantly in the field of design and illustration photography as well as teacher in the field of photography. He co-operates with a number of leading agencies, companies and magazines In the home country and abroad. Since 1990 he is a member and since 2017 president of Professional Photographers Association of Czech Republic and a board member of Federation of European Professional Photographers. Since 2019 he is also a member of World Photographic Cup governing committee. He received title Master Qualified European Photographer in 2019. He is co-founder of Prague House of Photography, where he acted (1992-1997) as a lector as well as a main coordinator at Summer Workshop Program of PHP. Since 1998-2013 he was teaching at Silesian University, Institute of Creative Photography. He leads number of workshops in the home country and abroad. Since 2000 he gives regular lectures at Saimaa University (FIN) and since 2009 at Folkhøgskole in Lofoten islands in Norway. In 2006 he was working as artist in residence in Etelä - Savo region in Finland. His work is represented in public and private collections all around the world (e.g. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), La Mission de la Photographie, Paris (F), Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne (CH), Municipal Gallery, Prague (CZ) etc.). He has more than 60 individual exhibitions home and abroad. He published several books on photography (e.g. Sites of Initiation, Moravian gallery, 2004; Magic Stones, Merrell Publishers, London, 2007; Searching for the Light, NMF 2008; Creative Light in Photography, Zoner Press, Brno 2011; Creative Color in Photography, Zoner Press, Brno 2016 etc.).

Professional photographer since 1986, formerly Board member at the FEP, QEP in Portrait and Reportage and BIPP member, he has made more than 30 books. Accredited at the most prestigious jazz festivals, friend of Carlos Santana for which he has made CDs, calendars, concert programs and world tours. He has also made cd covers for Marcus Miller, Danilo Rea, San Francisco Jazz Orchestra, Battista Lena, Enrico Rava .... He collaborates with "Swing Journal" and "Jazz Japan".

Martina Scozzi

WPC Rome 2020 Secretariat

info@worldphotographiccup.org

Martina Scozzi was born in Rome in 1984. She is married, and lives with her husband and two children near Rome. In 2013 she obtained a degree in Communication Sciences, with a specialization in Marketing for Business Communication. After collaborating with well-known event agencies in Rome, in 2009 she started working at the FEP - Federation of European Photographers as the executive assistant, dealing with internal and external communication, managing registration for competitions and qualifications, organizing events and accounting. Since 2017 she is officially the secretary of the association. From 2013, and therefore from the birth of the "World Photographic Cup", her collaboration with the WPC began, for which she is still responsible for the secretariat.