Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jordan Manley won the Deep Winter Photo Challenge

Pro photographer Jordan Manley has proven his talents once again, winning the Deep Winter Photo Challenge, presented by ARC'TERYX for a second year in a row and receiving accolades for the ARC'TERYX Image of the Show. His photos ranged from close-ups of patrol dynamite to skiers bursting through powder filled trees to macro shots as intricate as a skier reflected in an icicle.
This year's pro photographer roster included snowboard photographers Crispin Cannon and Brian Hockenstein and ski photographers Andrew Bradley and Dan Carr. They wowed the crowd with fantastic slideshows that truly captured the essence of winter at Whistler Blackcomb. Cannon and Hockenstein placed second and third respectively winning $3,000 in prize money between the two of them. Their "a day in the life" themed slideshows were both entertaining and comical.
The judging line-up included iconic photographers Dano Pendygrasse, Paul Morrison and Eric Berger, as well as Tom Duguid of Arc'Teryx and Mike Berard, who is photo editor of SBC Skier Magazine and works at Origin Design. "The third annual Deep Winter Photo Challenge was another big success. Great photography and excellent slideshows entertained the sellout crowd", said Morrison, who won the first ever "King of Storms" title. "Jordan Manley proved to be a worthy winner once more. All the competitors worked extremely hard in tough conditions and deserve the thanks of everyone in attendance for five great presentations".
The Deep Winter Photo Challenge, presented by ARC'TERYX kicked off the GORE-TEX Deep Winter Experience, which continues until today January 18 and features avalanche awareness tours, Extremely Canadian clinics and 25 per cent discounts off all GORE-TEX outerwear. jackets.