Congratulations, here you will find out all about the World Best Top Photographer Association's history, goals, activities and achievements.

Support yourself by supporting each other

As you may have experienced, it's not so easy for many aspiring artists to open doors and get attention for your creative work.
Time after time throughout history those obstacles have been overcome by combining forces - just think of groups like COBRA or MAGNUM. With this perspective in mind, Rinus Bakker, the founder of this remarkable group of artists, has put together this association to allow highly autonomous artists to work together on their own promotion. This collaboration has resulted in a considerable number of successes for those artists.

Our promotional work on social media

Already in 2012, we started on Google plus where we created a huge stage for photographers.
Google+ is no more but Marina Versaci and her team started it all over on facebook. Look for WBTPA and you will find pages and groups to promote your work. Moreover we are active on several other social media like MeWe and Diaspora*.

Fascillitating, hosting and promoting hundreds of member's websites

Another incredible accomplishment of the group that should be mentioned is the creation of their own website
Developed over several years and probably unequaled for a not-for-profit organization, the site has been completely built from volunteered labor. It features over 40,000 images from hundreds of photographers, has been rewarded with over 3.6 million Google+ likes, over a million page views (measured by google statistics) and estimated photo views of between 20 million and 40 million.

From the world wide web to the real world

After having organized a large number of on-line contests and publishing an e-book and an e-magazine we expanded our promotions to the real world.
-Summer/Autumn 2015 we had our first successful physical exhibtion with 44 large format images in Stadsmuseum Harderwijk (NL).
-In June 2016 we published our large format coffee table photo book with over 500 pages containing 812 images from 90 photographers from all over the world.
-In November 2016 we published our first printed magazine.
-During November and December 2016 we had our second successful physical exhibtion with 52 large format images in Stadsmuseum Harderwijk (NL).
-In March 2017 we published our second printed magazine.
-Since 2017 we have an event sponsored by our members Terry and Hyon Bixler, whereby members can submit their photos for the "Best Picture Of The Year" award and win a prize of 500 Euros or €125.

-Recently at the start of 2018 we founded WBTPA.NET, renewed in 2019 and linked to the Diaspora* network.

Always something interesting is going on!

All announcements can be found on FACEBOOK and WBTPA.NET

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