One action sport photographer stands out

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 12, 2010 6:01 pm

If you’re in the business of professional action sport photography, no doubt you know the name Jordan Manley. The guy has won the Deep Winter Photo Challenge in Whistler three years in a row now–and the challenge is only four years old. This year, he just edged out Paul Morrison for the win. Coming in third place and making his debut in the event was Nicolas Teichrob.

The lineup of judges was impressive, including Mike Berard, former photo editor of SBC Skier Magazine, Tom Duguid of ARC’TERYX, Dano Pendygrasse, Eric Berger, and Bonny Makarewicz. Said Berard: “I love this event. It never fails to inspire me, both to ski and to shoot photographs. The quality of the work produced in these three days is incredible and everyone involved should be proud. The high caliber of the slideshows – especially Paul’s and Jordan’s – made for a very tough decision in the judging room.”

Jordan Manley commented that this year was different considering they were shooting photos with the sun out: “As always, the Deep Winter Photo Challenge proved to be a tiring, but fun four days. We worked hard and tried to be as creative as possible. This year differed in that the sun came out, and we ended up venturing out of the forest and into the alpine, which was weird, but great.”