WPPI 2019

Meet the 2019 Judges


Competition Director
Luke Edmonson
Triple Master of WPPI and encourager.

Chairman of Jurors
Tony Hewitt
WPPI Triple Master, AIPP Grand Master Bar, AIPP Fellow, AIPP Hon Fellow, NZIPP Fellow. Fine Art landscape Photographer Tony Hewitt's photographic background includes Landscape, Portrait, Commercial and Wedding photography, and he is a past AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year.  Tony is an international ambassador for Eizo, Phase One & Canson, and he has judged and Print Chaired for over 20 years, including at WPPI over the last 15 years, and is the current AIPP Awards Chairman.  Tony mentors in creativity, photography and life and has an inherent passion for adventure, good coffee and anything to do with the ocean.



CHAIRPERSONS
(Listed alphabetically by first name.)


Jerry Ghionis
Jerry is the most awarded photographer of the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International organization (WPPI), became their first Grand Master and is the former Competition Director. A Nikon Ambassador, Jerry represented the wedding and fashion industries in the landmark Nikon D850 camera campaign. Named by PDN magazine as one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world, Jerry is also the inventor of the revolutionary Ice Light (a portable hand held LED light) and the world's first 15-in-1 reflector, the Omega Reflector.




Joseph Victor Stefanchik
There are so many ways to take a photograph, and Joseph Victor Stefanchik, known worldwide as JVS, knows how to do them all. Joseph's career as a photographer has stretched from his years as a photojournalist at the Dallas Morning News, to highly technical studio work around the country, a long standing career in wedding and portrait photography and to intricate food photography for the most demanding publications. All of these abilities help create the perfect photographer and is recognized as a Master of WPPI.




Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer, specializing in newborn and baby portraiture. Kelly has a passion led to the creation of The Baby Summit, which over the past 4 years has become the largest and most comprehensive photography conference in Australia, and her online education platform for newborn photographers, newbornposing.com. Kelly is also a Canon Master and Canson Infinity Ambassador and Double Master of WPPI.




Michele Celentano
After 25 years of experience, Michele's passion for transforming her photography into works of art only continues to grow. Michele is one of an elite group of photographers to be sought out by Canon USA to represent their company as an Explorer of Light. Most recently Michele published her first book "Photographing Families - Tips for Capturing Timeless Images."



Pete Wright
International award-winning Master Photographer and writer, Pete Wright, started as a professional and college sports photographer and eventually expanded into wedding, portrait and fine art photography. Through his success in print competition, he has become passionate about the physical print and an advocate for selling printed images and learning from the process of printing ones own work. He has not only lectured around the world since 2005, he has also worked extensively as an International Print competition judge and chair for well over a decade.




Rocco Ancora
Nikon Ambassador, Rocco has won the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year award for an unprecedented four times. He's one of only three people in the world to achieve Grand Master of the AIPP and WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) in the United States; where he is the third most awarded photographer of the organization. As one of the world's preeminent master printmakers, Rocco presents his Capture to Print workshops and one on one mentoring so he can empower photographers to master the art of post-production and printmaking themselves.




Ryan Schembri
Canon Master Ryan Schembri has been part of the photography industry his whole life. Ryan is a Grand Master of WPPI and the AIPP as well as a Fellow of the SWPP.




Tony Corbell
In his more the 38 years, Tony Corbell has photographed some of the most recognized faces including three US presidents, world leaders at the United Nations, fashion models, celebrities, three NASA astronauts and a lot more. is also known for his educational efforts as his published photographic work. He has conducted more that 650 workshops and seminars to sold out audiences for more than twenty-five years. When asked what he is most known for, he says "being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world."



MEET THE JUDGES

(Listed alphabetically by first name. * new judges)

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Alex Pan
Alex Pan is a Double Master WPPI, Double Master AIPP, and Canon Ambassador of China. He is proud that not only did his studio receive the WPPI Studio of the Year award in 2018 but because of his help, two of his female photographers became the first from China to receive the Grand Award. A multi-award winning photographer him-self, Alex received his first Grand Award from WPPI at the age of 21.




Alison Faith Carlino
Alison Carlino is a member of and teaches for WPPI, PPA, The Societies of Photographers, PPGH, and TxPPA. She is sponsored by and a member of the USA speaker team for Miller's Professional Imaging and is a USA Phottix Ambassador.




Aries Tao
Dr. Aries Tao is a University Academic based in Sydney, Australia. Besides 14 years of university lecturing experience, he is also active in professional photography education as a proud Godox Ambassador and Sony Advocate. Aries holds to the honor of "AIPP Highest Score Wedding Image", "AIPP NSW Wedding Photographer of The Year", "MPA Oversea Classical Wedding Photographer of The Year", "Asia Top20 Wedding Photographer of the Year" and "WPPI Master". He is also a judge and speaker for WPPI, Australian Portrait Conference, ISPWP and AsiaWPA.




Cami Grudzinski*
Cami Grudzinski, nominated one of Rangefinder Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017, started her career photographing 100-600 families a day at Disney Parks before opening her wedding business to become one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in her area. She won a Grand Award for First and Second Half in 2016, second and third places as well, attaining her Associate of WPPI designation and setting the Master designation as her new goal. She is a member of the Westcott Lighting Top Pro Team and a brand ambassador for MagMod and Jpeg Mini.




Candice KausHagen*
Portrait and wedding photographer Candice K. is the co-founder of Modernmade Photography, a luxury studio in Rosemary Beach Florida. Candice holds a degree in Multimedia Arts with a specialization in photography, and she worked as a graphic designer before beginning a full-time career in photography 12 years ago.




Catherine Hall
Master of WPPI, Catherine Hall is an elite commercial, portrait, and wedding photographer whose breathtaking images are exhibited worldwide and regularly appears in publications such as New York Times, Coastal Living and National Geographic Traveler. With sponsorships from Epson, SanDisk, and Adobe, and nearly two million social media followers she is an in-demand speaker and judge among heavyweights like Google, Macworld, and WPPI. Catherine has prestigious roster of commercial clients including Sephora, Reuters, and John Deere and was the former co-host of TWiT Photo (named "Best New Tech Podcast" on iTunes).




Cheryl Walsh*
Cheryl Walsh is a Southern California based fine art underwater portrait photographer and WPPI Double Master with over 60 Print and Image Competition Awards. She travels globally as an educator on color management and fine art digital printing and prints her own work in large format.




Christian Lalonde
At age 44, Christian Lalonde, a WPPI Triple Master, has made his mark in the industry. His work demonstrates a remarkable versatility as a commercial photographer and photo illustrator. Christian also has 17 years of wedding photography experience in his repertoire and has been speaking and judging at WPPI for the last 14 years.




Cindy Harter-Sims





Cliff Mautner
Cliff Mautner is a very proud Nikon Ambassador to the United States, was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine, received the WPPI Photographer of the Year award, honored with the International Photographic Council Leadership medal at the United Nations, presented with the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, and won the Grand Award for photojournalism for the second time at WPPI in 2015. A Double Master of WPPI, Cliff is also the founder of the highly acclaimed Lighting and Skill set Bootcamp - a workshop that has drawn students from over 43 countries over the past 12 years.




Danny Dong
Danny Dong is a Master of WPPI and named one of the World Top 10 wedding photographers by One Eyeland in 2019. Danny was included in Bill Hurter's recent book as one of the top 10 contemporary wedding photographers. In addition to serving as a judge for WPPI, he's also judged for the MPA competition.




David Bastianoni
David is an Italian wedding photographer and Double Master of WPPI. His decision to devote himself to wedding reportage and as regarded as a renown storyteller, made David numerous professional collaborations: including testimonial of Floricolor, Fundy, jpegMini, Snapshot and Profoto. He has been awarded with several Italian and international awards.




David Edmonson
David Edmonson is thought of as a "Master Photographer to Master Photographers" and with good reason. He is a GrandMaster of WPPI, PPA Master Photographer, & Fellow of the SWPP.




Dee Green
Dee Green is one of the entrepreneurial creative forces behind 37 Frames Photography and a Master of WPPI, a WPPI Judge $#38; passionate educator & speaker. Dee has been named in the Top 150 International Photographers in the World by SLR Lounge & in the World's Top 30 Wedding Photographers by Signature Weddings. She is currently one of the 2018 Photographers of the Year from the Asia Wedding Photographers Association.




Dina Douglas
Internationally recognized photographer Dina Douglass is known for her work with large-scale weddings and celebrity events. Dina has been featured on the covers of Popular Photography and Professional Photographer, and was recognized as one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine. Dina has served as judge for photography competitions in Beijing and Moscow, and will be her sixth year judging for the Annual WPPI Print Competition. She is currently working on a book of her punk rock photography.




Frank Salas*
Frank Salas continues to be one of the most successful wedding photographers in Southern California. Frank is recognized as a Master Photographer and a Photographic Craftsmen by the Professional Photographers of America. He is also frequent speaker at many national and international conferences such as WPPI, Imaging USA and Photoshop World Conference. His wedding images have garnered him numerous awards including Multiple Loan Collection, the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence, the coveted Fuji Masterpiece Award multiple times and recently PPA's Grand Imaging Award in the Wedding Category.




Gary Hughes
A PPA Master Photographer, Gary's work has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and he has been a speaker for Imaging USA, Creative Live and has written articles on photography for the Huffington Post. In 2016 his book, Photographing Headshots, debuted as a best seller in the photography education category on Amazon.




Greg Moment
Greg Moment received the prestigious title of the "Photographer of the Year" in "Creative Portrait" category of Master Photography Awards (MPA) 2016/2017. He's also received twice (in 2015 and 2017) the prestigious title of the "Wedding photographer of the year" from Master Photographers International Organization MPIO. Being an Ambassador of Phottix, Microsoft, Eizo, Wacom and as a member of "Phottix Pro Team", he has provided many seminars and workshops for photographers, working for international conventions.




Gurvir Johal
Gurvir is an international wedding photographer based in Midlands, UK and Master of WPPI. In a very short space of time he has won numerous awards and accolades along with earning his titles of Master photographer (WPPI) and Fellowship Photographer (SWPP). With these achievements, Gurvir has travelled the World photographing Indian Weddings, teaching many sold out workshops along the way, as well as judging prestigious photography competitions internationally.




Hiram Trillo*
Hiram is an international wedding photographer and WPPI Master Photographer. Winner of WPPI's Grand Award in 2013 along with multiple 1st, 2nd, Gold and Silver distinctions. Named one of Rangefinders 30 Rising Stars and US top 100 wedding photographers.




JB Sallee
JB Sallee's career in photography spans over 20 years. JB is Grand Master Photographer of WPPI and is a Profoto Legend of Light. JB has won the coveted Grand Award for Albums and is the second most awarded photographer at WPPI. This will be JB's 16th year attending and 11th year judging at WPPI.




Jen Hillenga
In the 22 years since becoming a photographer, Jen has been able to speak both on the national PPA and WPPI stages as well as internationally, and create moving images that have garnered some of the highest awards in the industry. Her goal in teaching and judging is to help enable photographers to hone their own vision and build profitable photography businesses.




Jide Alakija*
Jide Alakija is an internationally renowned photographer with over 10 years'experience in shooting multicultural weddings, documentaries and editorial campaigns. Keen to share his extensive expertise with the next generation, Alakija hosts photography workshops around the world and runs various mentoring programs in West Africa for underprivileged photography students.




John Michael Cooper
2017 WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, John Michael Cooper, established in 1986 and still shooting things his own damn way. From high volume Vegas-style weddings to extravagant events across the country, JMC first arrived into international attention because of his unconventional approach in conjunction with a dress unfriendly concept of art known as "Trash the Dress". Additionally, JMC is the co-conspirator of a pay it forward project known as Roadside Families which has generated the capture of hundreds of photographers and their families since 2008.




Johnson Wee
Johnson Wee is a Double Master of WPPI and was the first Asian photographer to score a perfect 100 in WPPI Competition. He is a veteran judge for multiple international photography organizations as well as a Fellow of the MPA.




Joseph Cogliandro
Joe Cogliandro is an international award-winning photographer based out of Houston and Ha-waii, and a Triple Master of WPPI.




Julia Boggio
Julia Boggio is a London-based, celebrity family photographer. She has won a number of awards for both her business practices and her photography, including the SWPP Children's Photographer of the Year for 2016 and 2017. Julia has been a full-time professional photographer for 14 years, having started in weddings then moved into family portraiture and fine art.




Julia Kellher*
Portrait Photographer and Nikon Ambassador, Julia Kelleher, is world renowned for her moving, sentimental and emotional portraits of pregnant women and children, and the bonds children have with their parents. Specializing in fine art portraiture of newborns, maternity, children and family, she runs her thriving retail studio, Jewel Images, Inc., in her home town of Bend, OR and educates other professional photographers world-wide how to create unique imagery and build profitable studios.



Justine Ungaro
Justine Ungaro is a 2nd generation wedding & portrait photographer living in Los Angeles, CA who has attended the WPPI convention for 17 years in a row thus far. Justine has placed in WPPI's 16"x20" print competition in multiple categories as well as other industry photographic competitions and is Master of WPPI.




Keda Z Feng
Keda.Z Feng is the Founder and principle of KEDA.Z Photography Gallery and a Dou-ble Master of WPPI. He is also a Fellow of the MPA. Keda.Z is also a examiner of (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) and MPA China Ambassador, International Photography Competition judges.




Keith Cephus*
Keith Cephus is an international wedding and celebrity photographer based in the Virginia Beach. His celebrity clientele includes: Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, former President Barrack Obama, Pharrell Williams, Michael Vick, Derek Hough, and Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas. As a sports photographer, Keith has covered events include covering NFL, MLB, NBA and NCAA games across the country.




Kelly Tunney
Kelly was the 2017 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year and also, the 2015 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year (the first Female to ever win the prestigious award in its 40+ year history). She was also recently awarded the NZIPP International Photographer of the Year and gained First Place at WPPI Wedding Crea-tive Category.




Kris Anderson*
A Master of Photography with the AIPP, Kris'illustrative work frequently explores narratives concerned with modern life, mental health, and the impact of technology on people and relationships. His illustrative compositions have earned Gold awards at state, national and international levels, and in 2017 he was recognized as the AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year.




Kristi Odom
Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador and motivational speaker. Her accolades include being a Master of WPPI, and over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature's Best Photography awards, 26 Fearless awards, and having her work exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.




Marcus Bell
Marcus Bell career in photography spans over 20 years. Marcus is a Nikon Ambassador in Australia,, was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine, has presented keynotes in many countries from Brazil, the UK, Japan, Russia, China and as well WPPI. Marcus has received several perfect 100 scores at WPPI, including being awarded the Grand Award for photojournalism ( well before Cliff Mautner) and at his first awards the Grand Award for the Premier category. Marcus continues to photograph Wed-dings around the world.




Mark Duffus
Mark Duffus has gained a wealth of experience over the last 30 years in the photographic industry. He is a respected and talented photographer and AIPP Master of Photography with 4 Gold Bars in addition to being a Master of WPPI. Mark has gained experience in every aspect of the photographic industry from black and white darkroom to a full commercial darkroom, from portraits and wedding photography to corporate, fashion, architecture and advertising photography.




Mark Rossetto
Mark Rossetto is an international award winning Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), international keynote speaker and a qualified Life and Photography Business Coach. With photographing approximately 500 family portraits per year, He has developed a keen eye for assessing and critiquing images in regards to quality, camera technique, composition, lighting, posing, styling, printing and presentation. Which therefore has been ask to attend national print judging events in Australia, New Zealand, UK and the USA.




Michael Novo
Michael is a full time Wedding and Portrait photographer based out of Chicago and a PPA Master Photographer. He now helps organize and judge print competitions around the country because..."I can't even begin to describe how entering print competition boosted my work. Having master photographers critique my entries and take the time to speak to me personally, has truly given me the opportunity to elevate my work to a whole new level. I'm on a mission to now give back to others."




Natalie Licini
Natalie Licini is an award-winning master photographer and global speaker who received accolades for ethical business practices while working on Wall Street, and has a studio in a historic New Jersey castle. Natalie has been recognized by the 21stCentury Business Women Conference and is a recipient of the Joann Regan Business Woman Leadership Award. Her work has been featured on CBS and ABC, and her marketing and branding videos are used as course material by the New York Institute of Photography.




Nik Pekridis
Nik Pekridis is a Greek based wedding photographer and Master of WPPI. In 2009 he established the PWS ,a unique competition based community with another two Greek photographers. He is a Phottix pro-team member, represents GraphiStudio and teaches international workshops alongside Keda Z Feng & Johnson Wee under the "Fantastic 3" brand name.




Paul Hoelen*
Paul is a Master of Photography in the AIPP II and Fellow of the NZIPP II, two times winner and 4 x Finalist for International Photographer of the Year in NZ, three times Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year and seven times Tasmanian Landscape Photographer of the Year. He judges regularly at a state, national and international level, runs photography workshops worldwide and writes for numerous magazines and publications. He is a member of the progressive landscape collaborative "The Light Collective", an Ambassador for Asukabook fine art books and his work is represented by One Fine Print in Australia and Source Photographica in Australia and the USA.




Paul Hoelen*
Paul is a Master of Photography in the AIPP II and Fellow of the NZIPP II, two times winner and 4 x Finalist for International Photographer of the Year in NZ, three times Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year and seven times Tasmanian Landscape Photographer of the Year. He judges regularly at a state, national and international level, runs photography workshops worldwide and writes for numerous magazines and publications. He is a member of the progressive landscape collaborative "The Light Collective", an Ambassador for Asukabook fine art books and his work is represented by One Fine Print in Australia and Source Photographica in Australia and the USA.




Richard Sturdevant





Rob Greer
Rob Greer is a Master of WPPI photographer based in Los Angeles who is a four-time WPPI print competition judge and who has been recognized with 50+ awards from WPPI including four 1st place, three 2nd place, and three 3rd place trophies. Rob is well-known for teaching photographers about SEO and website marketing through classes and multi-day workshops while he continues his work as the Founder and Managing Director of the popular photographer website-building platform Good Gallery.




Roger Tan
Roger Tan is a Master of WPPI specializing in Destination Wedding and Pre-wedding photography. Coming from a painter and digital illustrator background, Roger developed a unique approach to combine classic art and modern art. Roger's clients often cherish his paint-like image as an art piece rather than just a photo, Roger Tan has won over 200 awards from the premium the international competition all around the world includes WPPI MPA WPJA AIPP which made Roger one of the most successful Malaysian photographers.




Salvatore Dimino
Salvatore Dimino is a Master of Wppi and Master of PWS and serves as a Phottix, Graphistudio, and Fundy Ambassador Starting very young and even before finishing school, he worked with his father, devoting himself with great passion to the art of photography. After many years of experience, (over 20) and after teaching many seminars, the style of Salvatore Dimino is now unique and unmistakable.




Sanjay Jogia
Sanjay has the honor of being one of only 2 Canon Ambassadors for the wedding genre across Europe, and in addition to this he is an Ambassador for other global brands including Profoto, Wacom, X-Rite, Fundy Software, ViewSonic, Loupedeck and Anthem One Lighting. Sanjay was also responsible for bringing Fundy Software to the UK. In addition, Sanjay is a Fellow of the SWPP.




Sarah Ferrara*
British-born, Italy-based Sarah Ferrara has been a portrait, commercial and wedding photographer in Northern Italy for 8 years, specializing in luxury weddings and fine art portraiture, with occasional forays into fashion and advertising. She also runs "portrait retreats" at her home in Lake Garda Italy, provides private mentoring and teaches advanced Lightroom and Photoshop techniques online to photographers around the world through her website fineartretouching.com.




Scott Johnson*
Scott Johnson is an internationally recognized photographer based near London, England and has photographed wedding all across Europe and the United States. He is one of only 19 wedding photographers to achieve a Fellowship in Wedding Photography with the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) since 1901, and one of only a handful that's achieved Fellowship in two separate fields, his second being in Documentary Photography. He also holds a Fellowship with the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). Scott is a global ambassador for Fundy Software and Studio Ninja, a Photography Master with The Photographer Academy and supported by Graphistudio. He is also an Official FujiFilm X-Photographer.




Steve Scalone
Australian based commercial and fine art photographer Steve Scalone is a Master of WPPI. His talent on the ground for inspiring fellow photographers and nurturing his peers through education, as well as his continuing public advocacy for the arts, have led to him being honoured with the title of an ILFORD Master in 2013.




Susan Stripling
Susan Stripling is a wedding, portrait, and theatre photographer from New York and Triple Master of WPPI. She is a proud Canon Explorer of Light, and the owner of The Wedding School, an online resource for wedding photography education.




Tatiana Lumiere*
Tatiana Lumiere is an international award winning portrait photographer specializing in women's portraiture and Fine Art conceptual photography, which highlights the elusive and fragile essence of feminine beauty.




Terrie Jones
Terrie Jones'passion for photographic judging has become somewhat infamous within the in-dustry over the past several years, as the Head of Judging for The Societies of Wedding & Portrait Photographers in the UK. Terrie is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with photographers with a view to maintaining the high standards expected within the industry.




Tracey Taylor
Tracey Taylor is one of the entrepreneurial creative forces behind 37 Frames Photography and a WPPI Double Master, a WPPI Judge & passionate educator & speaker. Tracey has been named in the Top 150 International Photographers in the World by SLR Lounge & in the World's Top 30 Wedding Photographers by Signature Weddings. She is currently one of the 2018 Photographers of the Year from the Asia Wedding Photographers Association.




Yaneck Wasiek*
Yaneck WASIO is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Diego, CA with over 10 years of professional experience. Recently Yaneck was featured by Microsoft as a photographer running his business and editing on Windows platform and Microsoft hardware. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge through his own workshops and educational events for Canon, Tether Tools, Phottix, and Moab Paper. Yaneck is a proud ambassador of Tether Tools, Moab Paper, Savage Universal, X-Rite, and Sekonic.






FILMMAKING

Amber Baird
Amber Baird is one half of Eyenamics, a wedding and commercial filmmaking team from Indiana, and a Sony Artisan of Imagery.




Andrew Hiorth*
Andrew has been a producer and director in the creative industry for 10 years with a diverse portfolio spanning Branded Commercial Content, and the Fashion Industry. He has served as the Director of Photography for the Toronto Art of Fashion, worked as a lead in producing content for events including America's Next Top Model Live, and is currently working as the creative director for FABLE Studios in Toronto Canada, where he is responsible for producing and directing over 80 wedding films and commercial projects per year.




Charlie Hilbrant*
Wedding and brand filmmaker. Aviation junkie and father to two wild boys. Chicago is home.




Garrett Baird
Garrette Baird is one half of Eyenamics, a wedding and commercial filmmaking team from Indiana, and a Sony Artisan of Imagery.



Jordan Bunch
Jordan Bunch is a wedding and commercial filmmaker/photographer, Lumix Global Ambassador and Host of the Film Mavericks podcast/YouTube channel. He owns both a wedding studio as well as a commercial studio. He has made a name for himself teaching all over North America and interviewing guests for his audience of 25,000+ wedding/commercial film-makers around the world on his Film Mavericks show. He is also the executive producer and host for the "Mavericks" & "Haciendas" web-series.




Josh Thompson
Josh is a dynamic individual that has worked in the wedding industry for 10 years. Starting as a wedding photographer, Josh realized video was what spoke to him, what made his mind go crazy with creativity and excitement. Coming from both worlds he has an appreciation for what a photo can capture but he loves making a story come alive with film.




Olya Glotka*
Olya Glotka is a Ukrainian-born, Toronto based award-winning filmmaker and photographer with an in-depth background in theatre, visual arts, creative writing and music. Over the last 5 years Olya has directed and shot over 100's of productions in short dance, short form docs, web series and weddings.