Whistlers own Blake Jorgenson is among the five Pro Photographer Showdown competitors chosen from 60 portfolios around the world to compete in what has been called the equivalent of the Sundance Festival of action photography at the 2005 Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.
Recent accolades for the senior photographer for Powder, Skier and Freeskier magazines include Whistlers 2004 Best Photographer, Powder Magazines 2003 Photo of the Year, and Andes Photo Challenges 2002 Best of Show. Jorgenson also won the 2001 Pro Photographer Showdown title.
Jorgensons competitors include Santa Monicas Kevin Zacher, Californias Corey Rich, Vancouvers Scott Pommier and Tofinos Jeremy Koreski.
The five photographers will screen a nine-minute choreographed slide show judged by a panel of industry professionals at the Showdown, April 19 at the Telus Conference Centre.
This years competition caries a $10,000 winning purse.
Gala tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.whistler2006.com.