Carmel exhibit features Photographic World Cup footage – Hamilton County Reporter

Gallery event to raise funds to support athletes with special needs

As Team USA prepares to compete in the XIII Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, an art gallery in Carmel plans to celebrate Team USA’s work in the Photographic World Cup and support local athletes with special needs.


“This is the first time that the Photographic World Cup finalists have been featured in a gallery open to the public,” said Carmel World Cup team member and photographer Roben Bellomo. “We invite the public to view the exhibit at our first Friday event on March 4. Come and listen to live music and attend the opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Games with us. »

BEHN Gallery will donate a percentage of sales to Special Olympics Indiana, ARC of Indiana, GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis, and the Indiana Alliance on Prenatal Substance Exposure. Each of the organizations will also be on hand to provide education and awareness materials. In addition, several Special Olympics athletes will be present to share their personal journeys.

“We saw an opportunity to shine a light on the Special Olympics athletes as well as the photographers who are participating in the Photography World Cup,” Bellomo added. “Both are extremely talented and deserve to be celebrated for their accomplishments.”

The World Cup exhibit is located at the BEHN Gallery, 2149 Glebe St., Suite 100, Carmel, and will run through the end of March. To register for the first Friday event at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4, visit For more information on the World Photographic Cup and to see images of finalists from around the world, visit

About the Photography World Cup

The World Photographic Cup pits Team USA against top photographers from 35 countries. Bellomo was chosen to represent Team USA three times (2018, 2019, 2022). In true Olympic style, gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the best photographers in each category. Winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Rome, Italy on March 28.

Michael E. Marquez