You’re right about Jordan Manley being a superstar young gun behind the lens – he’s won every photography contest he’s ever entered, including Deep Winter Photoshowdown three years in a row and the TELUS Festival’s Pro Photographer Showdown. You can check out his winning show from the 2009 Pro Photo contest here: http://jordanmanley.com/blog/tag/pro-photographer-showdown
His predecessor, who won the Pro Photographer Showdown in 2008, is Kari Medig. Kari’s got an amazing eye for nuance and the soul behind action-sports… and won the Kootenay Cold Smoke comp this year with this stop motion masterpiece – http://vimeo.com/10012760. His portfolio is at http://www.karimedigphoto.com/