Team USA to compete in 2022 Photo World Cup

The World Photographic winner will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Rome, Italy on March 28, 2022.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) have announced the teams from 35 countries participating in the 2022 Photographic World Cup. The competition aims to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

Each country is represented by a team chosen by a national association of professional photographers. The teams choose their own photographers and images to participate. They can submit up to three images in each of six categories: Commercial (including Advertising, Architecture, Industrial, Fashion), Illustration, Nature, Portrait, Reportage and Wedding. Teams can choose to enter images from a single photographer into multiple categories, but no photographer can have multiple images entered into a single category. Click here to see the images of Team USA!

Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category for first, second and third place. Teams are awarded points based on an overall score of the top ten images in all categories, and the Photographic World Cup is awarded to the national team with the highest overall score. The finalist photographers of Team USA 2022 are:


Sharon Fuente, CPP

Roben Bellomo, M.Photog.Cr.

Armando Muñoz, M.Photog.


Erich Caparas, M.Photog.M. Artist.

Ben Shirk, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

Shannon Squires-Toews, M.Photog., CPP


Dori Arnold, M.Photog.Cr.

Joe Campanellie, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

Cheryl Moore, RPC


Kimberly Smith, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

Shannon Squires-Toews, M.Photog., CPP

Myra Thiessen, M.Photog.


Kevin Dooley, Mr Photog.

Moses Slovatizki

Ted York, M.Photog.Cr., RPC


Michael Anthony, M.Photog.

Johnathan fusco

Kenneth mendoza

The top ten WPC finalist images in each category will be officially announced alongside the Best of Nation Awards as part of Imaging United States, the photography industry’s premier conference. Next, the winner of the World Photographic will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Rome, Italy on March 28, 2022.

“When all is said and done, the World Photographic Cup aims to unite the global photographic community,” said PPA CEO David Trust. “But every participating team wants to do their best to bring the Cup home. We have three proudly displayed at PPA headquarters. With that in mind, announcing the selected members for Team USA is a fun time for us and the alumni. of the team said it’s one of their biggest honors, which we love to hear. “

For more information on the Photographic World Cup and to view images of the finalists from around the world, visit

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Michael E. Marquez