Joe Campanellie from Palm Coast is part of the 2022 Photo World Cup United States squad

Joe Campanellie. Courtesy photo

Palm Coast photographer Joe Campanellie recently won a spot on the United States team at the 2022 Photographic World Cup, to be held on March 28 in Rome, Italy.

The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America and the Federation of European Photographers, brings together 35 countries that will compete in 2022. The mission of the World Photographic Cup is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. The World Cup is considered the Olympic Games for photography.

Campanellie’s image “Bad To The Bone” was selected from over 5,100 applications to be part of the United States squad. The team will be officially announced at the Imaging USA Grand Imaging Awards later this month.

“It is a great honor to earn a spot on the United States squad,” said Campanellie. “It’s an incredible group to be a part of. I strive to be a better photographer every year, and being recognized and having the chance to represent my country is just the icing on the cake.

Medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points based on an overall score of the top 10 placements in all categories. Then, the Photographic World Cup is awarded to the national team with the highest overall score.

Campanellie is a Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer with PPA. He is also one of the 87 members of the American Society of Photography worldwide. He moved to Palm Coast in 2012 to focus on nature and bird art photography.

Michael E. Marquez