EXHIBITIONS, NEWS & AWARDS

Upcoming & Past

"San Gennaro Feast"

One Featured Photo (first image above)
+ 10 Others Featured in Series


"Streets" 22nd Edition of All About The Photo Magazine, 2021

Jurors: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
 
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"Q Train" and "Soho"

The Wall

Cyprus Photographic Society

Pafos Branch, Greece 2021

Jurors: Niki Gleoudi, Julia Covington, Andreas Vassilou

Greece
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"Untitled" ("Q Train")
Winning Photographer (Finalist)

Urban Photo Awards, 2021

Trieste Photo Days Festival, 8th Edition

President of Panel of Jurors: Bruce Gilden

October 24, 2021 - January 11, 2022

Medal Ceremony: October 30, 2021

Trieste, Italy
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"Q Train"
Honorable Mention

Siena Awards 2021

Street Division

Siena, Italy
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"Cuba Libre" and "Smoke and Masks"
Honorable Mention

OneShot: Street Photography
Category: Public Events (Rallies, Marche)

IPA 2021 Photo Awards
 
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"Soho"
First Place Winner


TDM Awards 2021

Jurors: Veet Vohra and Dilek Uyar

https://tdmawards.com/tdm-awards-2021-winners/
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"Untitled" ("Q Train")
Winning Photographer (Finalist)


Urban Photo Awards, 2021

Trieste Photo Days Festival, 8th Edition

President of panel of jurors: Bruce Gilden

October 24, 2021 - January 11, 2022

Medal Ceremony: October 30, 2021

Trieste, Italy
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"Q Train" 
Finalist


Street Photography Awards, 2021

Street Photographers Foundation


Jurors: Andrea Bruce, David Campany, Anna Godfrey, Nikos Economopoulos, David Alan Harvey, Masoud Gharaei


www.streetphotographersfoundation.com
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"Brooklyn Navy Yard" 

Urban Landscapes Exhibition

 

South x Southeast Gallery

Jurors: Julie Graham and Stella Kramer

Gallery Director: Nancy McCary

November and December, 2021

Molena, GA

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"USA" and "Smoke & Masks" 

THIRD PRIZE WINNER

7th Annual Members Exhibition

Los Angeles Center of Photography

Juror: Dr. LeRonn P. Brooks

August, 2021

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"Q TRAIN"
FIRST PLACE WINNER


and "Solitary"

 
Soho Photo Gallery National Competition, 2021

Juror: Shawn Theodore
Chairman: Joel Morgovsky

August 13 - September 5, 2021


Exhibition can be seen on The Soho Photo Gallery website here: https://www.sohophoto.com/ 
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"Q TRAIN"
Winner, Juror's Choice Awards

The Streets Exhibition
Praxis Photo Arts Center

Juror: Layne Kennedy

August 21 - September 4, 2021


Praxis Photo Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN
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"Motion Stopped"
 
Motion Exhibition

Juror: Zsolt Batori


August 26 - September 18, 2021

PH21 Gallery

Budapest, Hungary
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"Soho"
 
BBA Photography Prize Exhibition
Berlin Photo Week

August 26 - September 3, 2021


BBA Gallery
Berlin, Germany
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Urban 2021 Photo Awards 

12th Edition
"Selected Photographer" 

Street Division
("Balthazar" and 3 other photos)

Bruce Gilden Prize contender
(Hauptbahanhof series)
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"Shower" from "Solitary" series
 
"Off The Clock" 2021
American Photography Association (APA_LA)

Juror & Curator: Rebecca Morse

Los Angeles, CA
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Winner
First Place, Individual Photograph
Street Division (non-professional)
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2021
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"Q Train"
Merit Winner
 
All About The Photo Awards, 2021
"The Mind's Eye"
10 jurors including: Denis Dailleux, Photographer, Agency VU', Alison Wright, Photographer and Author, Stefano De Luigi, Photographer, VII Agency, Stephan Vanfleteren, Photographer, Writer & Art-director of Hannibal Books, Claudine Doury, Photographer, Agency VU'Hiroshi Watanabe, Photographer, Monica Denevan, Photographer, Winner All About Photo Awards 2020, Ann Jastrab, Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Keith, Cullen, Founder Setanta Books, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Photographer, Founder & Editor All About Photo
For more:
https://www.all-about-photo.com/all-about-photo-contest
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"Soho"
Finalist Single Photo Contest

Italian Street Photography Festival, 2021
Judges: Richard Bram, Tavepong Pratoomwong, Kristin Van Den Eede, Umberto Verooliva
For more:
https://2021.italianstreetphotofestival.com/
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"Q Train"
Honorable Mention

Siena International Photo Awards, 2021
Siena, Italy
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"Selfie" Miami Beach
Finalist
Los Angeles Street Photography
"Street Shooting Around The World, 2021"
LACP Exhibition and Street Festival
 
Juror: Bob Patterson, Publisher of "Streets Magazine"
Los Angeles, CA
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"A Corner"
3rd Place & Finalist

Streets of San Francisco Division
 
Streetfoto San Francisco Festival, 2020
San Francisco, CA
www.streetfoto.org
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"Q Train"
Honorable Mention
14th International Color Awards (2021)
 
www.colorawards.com
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"Solitary"
F-Stop Magazine
Self-Portrait Issue
April - May 2021
 
www.fstopmagazine.com
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"Horse and Pigeons"
Open Up Your Archives
Exhibition
Juror Elizabeth Avedon
March - May 2021
South x Southeast Gallery
Molena, Georgia
www.sxsegallery.com
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"Girls and Boy" and "Sign"
Feminine / Masculine Exhibition
PH21 Gallery
Juror Zsolt Batori
February 11 - March 6, 2021
Budapest, Hungary
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"Q Train"
2ND PLACE WINNER
AAP Magazine #15 Streets
All About The Photo
Juror Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
2020 - 2021
www.all-about-photo.com
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"Q Train"
FINALIST & WINNER, 1ST PLACE
International Singles Contest
Miami Street Photography Festival 2020
 
Jurors
Poupay Jutharat, Linda Wisdom, Meg Hewitt, Dotan Saguy, Md Enamul Kabir, Meryl Meisler, Eli Reed, and Jeff Mermelstein
 
December 4 - 6, 2020
Miami, FL
www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org
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"No Smoking"
FINALIST & HONORABLE MENTION (6 Photos) SILVER AWARD (1 Photo)
 
Paris International Street Photography Awards 2020
Paris, France
www.streetphotoawards.art
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"Soho" and "Q Train"
FINALIST
Istanbul Street Photography Festival, 2020
 
Juried by Multiple Judges
For more information: 
www.streetphotoistanbul.com/en/2020-finalists
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"True Believers" and "Copenhagen Sunflowers"
Honorable Mention
Fifth Annual Fine Art Exhibition
"Exploring Humanity"
Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)
Juror Marissa Caicholo
November 10, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Los Angeles, California
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"Q Train"
Honorable Mention
International Photography Awards 2020 (IPA)
Date & location to be announced.
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"Soho"
Finalist
Street Photography Competition
Independent Photographer, 2020
 
Juror: Richard Kalvar
To see more visit: https://independent-photo.com/winners/ 
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15th Pollux Awards 2020
WINNER
Street Division (non-professional) for a Series
 
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
      FotoNostrum Gallery (to be held 2021)
Barcelona, Spain
For a full listing of divisions, winners and honorable mentions, please visit: https://www.thegalaawards.com/15th-pollux-awarded-works 
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15th Pollux Awards 2020
Honorable Mention
 
Self-Portrait Division
 
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
      FotoNostrum Gallery (to be held 2021)
Barcelona, Spain
For a full listing of divisions, winners and honorable mentions, please visit: https://www.thegalaawards.com/15th-pollux-awarded-works 
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Conceived and curated by Sherri Nienass Littlefield and Emilie Ahern

  This book and my photograph “Q Train” will be in the exhibition by invitation. 

Exhibition and talk by the curators will be online October 21st, 6:30pm
October 9 - December 12, 2020
 
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Fl. New York, NY
To view the book: https://www.blurb.com/books/9915777-faces-on-fifth
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"Crown Heights Subway"
Texas Photographic Society's "International Competition"
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Houston, Texas
October 3, 2020 - January 9, 2021
&
The Center for Contemporary Arts
Abilene, Texas
January 21, 2021 - March 20, 2021
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"Stretch" (above) &"Fashion" (below)
"Dis/harmony" Exhibition
Juror: Zsolt Batori
September 24 - October 17, 2020
PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary
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"Flying"
"Finding Joy" Gallery Exhibition
Juror: Amy Holmes George
October 2020
PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
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"In this historic time, F-Stop Magazine and dotART decided to co-publish an exhibition of photography based on the theme, Staying Home Together. Our aim is to explore the current shared global experience from photographers portraying their experience: to highlight images from new routines in our lives, environments, and everyday life.” 
 
-- Gary Benbow, F-Stop
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"Untitled"
(Self-Portraits)
Staying Home Together
F-Stop Magazine in conjunction with dot ART
August 2020
Online Exhibition
www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition
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"Library"
PH21 "Urban" Exhibition
Juror: Zsolt Batori
August 20 - 30, 2020
Barcelona, Spain
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"Q Train"
3RD PLACE WINNER​ & FINALIST
 
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Len's Culture Street Photography Awards 2020
Jurors: Joel Meyerowitz, Whitney Johnson, Jerome Huffer, Ihiro Hayami, Amy Silverman, Craig Allen, Andreas Trampe, Jim Casper
June 2020
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"Miami Beach"
Selected Photographer for Urban 2020​ Photo Awards
Trieste Photo Days
Juried
Trieste, Italy
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"Q Train"
Griffin Museum of Photography 26th Members Online Exhibition 2020
Juror:
Executive Director and Chief Curator Paul Tognarelli
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"Q Train"
Among the Winners
Colors 2020
Life Framer
Juror Marion Tande
Manager of Department of Photography at the MOMA NY
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"Soho"
Among the winners
 
2020 Soho Photo Gallery National Competition
Juror Kris Graves
June 29 - July 18, 2020
www.sohophoto.com
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"Self-Involved"
Portraits of Self-Isolation Exhibition​ 2020
PhotoPlace Gallery (online gallery)
 
Juror Aline Smithson
 
www.photoplacegallery.com
Paul Kessel Street Photography Evil Imagination Exhibit
"Evil"
Winner of Juror's Choice
"Imagination" Exhibition
PH 21 Gallery
Juror Zsolt Batori
June 4 - June 27, 2020
PH 21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
ALSO ACCEPTED IN THE EXHIBIT...
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"KNIFE"
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"Q Train"
"The Creative Portrait" Exhibition
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Virtual Gallery
Juror Paul Kopeikin
June 1 - June 15, 2020
Los Angeles Center of Photography, CA
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"Q Train"
Honorable Mention
 
"Portraits" Exhibition
A. Smith Gallery
Juror Elizabeth Avedon
May 8 - June 21, 2020
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
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"Selfie / Miami Beach"
"The Streets" Exhibition
Praxis Gallery
 
Juror Robi Chakraborty 
March 20 - April 16, 2020
Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
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"San Gennaro Feast / NYC"
"Q Train / NYC"
APA LA 9th Annual "Off The Clock 2020" Exhibition and Catalogue
Juror David Fahey
Opening April 25, 2020
 
America Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, CA
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WINNER
"Self-Portrait / 2012"
PDN "FACES" Awards 2019
 
Portrait Photography Contest
Non-Professional Division
 
Jurors Jenny Sargent, Katlin Marron, Sarah Leen, Samantha Lee
See on Photo District News (PDN)
www.facesphotocontest.com
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WINNER
individual photograph
"Q Train / NYC"
6th Annual Street Shooting Around The World Exhibition
Los Angeles Center of Photography
 
Juror David Gibson
February 7th - March 6th, 2020​
Opening February 7th, 7 - 10PM
Los Angeles, CA
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"San Gennaro Feast / NYC"
In addition, this photograph has been accepted for the exhibition as well.

Paul Kessel Street Photography

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Paul Kessel Street Photography

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Paul Kessel Street Photography

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Paul Kessel Street Photography

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14th Pollux Awards
Honorable Mention, Street Division
Juried
March 4 - 26, 2020
 
FotoNostum Gallery
Barcelona, Spain
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"Union Square / San Francisco"
'Street' 8th Edition of AAP Magazine
All About Photos Awards 2019
Sandrine Herman-Grisel​, Editor & Juror
2019
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Featured photographer in... 
 
"Fill The Frame"
 
A full length documentary film 
produced and edited by Tim Huynh
Mid-2020
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"White Pigeon / Old San Juan, Puerto Rico"
The 6th Annual 'Eyes on Main Street' Photography Festival
100 photographs by 100 prominent and emerging photographers from over 40 countries.
 
Curated by Jerome De Perlinghi​
May 2 - August 9, 2020
Wilson, North Carolina
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The Sympathetic Eye
Curated by Susan Keiser
13 of my candid street photographs are in the exhibition
January 4 - 27, 2020
Opening reception January 4
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Howland Cultural Center
Beacon, New York

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