The Wide Angle Photo Club is the home of the
Power of Photography®
The Wide Angle Photograph Club (WAPC) started over 30 years ago. For more on the History of WAPC you can read our History Documents.
For the past 23 years WAPC has sponsored the Power of Photography® Show & Exhibit. We are approaching our 24th consecutive show August 18-20, 2017 at the Pensacola Cultural Center. That's quite an accomplishment here in Pensacola when you consider that most of the time, when you ask for directions, you are guided by being told to turn where "something used to be". We certainly have a lot of turn-over in this town, but great things stay the test of time and WAPC and the Power of Photography® are two of the examples of art that are here.
We must give credit to the Officers of the WAPC and the Chairperson and Members of the POP Committees for making this show happen. Thousands of guests attend the Show and marvel at the art but few understand that it's the WAPC club and designated committees that make the show happen. Everything from the layout of the program to the handing of the art, even the stands that hold the art were made and painted in the backyards of our members. The show is a success every year.
If you are a photographer, and that doesn't mean you have a big fancy SLR camera, anything that takes a photo can be used. If you have a great shot with your cell phone, consider submitting it. You can take your image to Calagaz Photo in Pensacola or Mobile, Laser Images in Pensacola or Marty Campbell Gallery Downtown and have them print and matte to specifications, your image.
There will be a dozen primary categories with ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Monetary prizes and camera/photography gifts are awarded also and via a silent and live auction. There will also be many specialty categories that your photos may be judged for. Prizes for these categories include ribbons, money and great stuff.
Details about entries are on our site. We will remain a Print Show this year, 2017, but you will need to enter your data on-line, on our web site. You will then print that completed form and the rest is the same as previous years.
You may have noticed the ® to the right of the Power of Photography®. This is a Federal Trademark indicator that the WAPC actually owns the rights to the use of Power of Photography® as a title. A few members several years ago had the foresight to capture this right and we are proud to be it's owner. This makes us unique among other clubs in that we have trademarked the name of our show.
Please calendar Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5 PM for the opening of the Power of Photography®. As in the past, we believe/hope this will coincide with Gallery Night, a busy night for the arts in Downtown Pensacola. If you can't come Friday, the show runs through the weekend with wrap up on Sunday, the 20th at 3 PM.
The complete schedule is not finalized but there will be lectures and workshops on Saturday and the Silent and Live Auctions will wrap up Sunday.
Our show is not possible without the generous support of our Sponsors. WAPC & POP are non-profits in the State of Florida. The money we get from out Sponsors goes to the operating costs of the show. All the work necessary to bring the show off is done by our members. But for some printing, the club's members, officers and volunteers make this show happen. Without them and our Sponsors, the Power of Photography® would not exist.
The Wide Angle Photo Club (WAPC) Power of Photography® Show & Exhibit, August 18 - 20, 2017, Pensacola Cultural Center, Downtown Pensacola.
We hope to see you there. Please E-Mail any questions or comments.