News on recent exhibitions and awards from Michael Knapstein Fine Art Photography
Warm Wishes for a Great Year!
The new year got off to a chilly and snowy start here in the Midwest. While I am no fan of cold weather, I have to admit that I look forward to the winter months as an opportunity to get caught up on editing photographs taken earlier. The past few months have been busy and productive, with my work being exhibited in some exciting new locations around the world. As always, I am grateful for your continued interest and support. Here's hoping you have an exceptional year ahead! See below for news on some recent exhibitions and awards from around the world. Click on the images and the text links to see more.
Exhibit in Texas!  My image "Forest Fog" was selected from among more than 1,350 photographs for an international juried "Trees" exhibition at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. This is made even more special because the juror was the world famous Michael Kenna, one of my favorite photographers of all time. The exhibit opened in December and runs through January 29th. To see all of the photographs being exhibited, just click here.
Knapstein Image of Gibraltar Rock
Exhibit in Russia! My popular "Picket Fence" photograph was selected as one of only 80 images from around the world to be featured in an exhibit at the Novorossiysk State Historical Museum during the 8th Annual PhotoVisa International Festival of Photography, the largest photo festival in Russia. I was honored to be included in the exhibit. For more info on the PhotoVisa Festival, just click here.
Exhibit in Crimea!  My world-traveling "Picket Fence" image (on the easel at right) was also included in an exhibit at the Franco Crimean Republican Scientific Library in Simferopol City, Crimea. The First Lady of Crimea attended the opening reception shown here. For more info on the venue, click here.   
International Photo Awards! Five images from my “Fenceline” series won Honorable Mention Awards in the Lucie Foundation's 14th Annual International Photography Awards, one of the world's most prestigious competitions. My work was selected from among more than 17,000 entries from 162 different countries. To see all of the winning images, click here.
Limited-Time Print Special from Michael Knapstein Awards in Tokyo! I was very honored to learn that 26 of my photographs won awards in the Tokyo International Foto Awards. My "Forest Fog" series won 3rd Place. The  "Midwest Memoir" portfolio won Honorable Mention. And my "Winter" series (one of which is shown here) also won Honorable Mention. My work was selected from among more than 3,000 photographs from 70 countries. This was the first time I have sent photos to Japan, so I was delighted to receive such a warm welcome!
International Black and White Awards! 
I received good news from London letting me know that I had seven photographs recognized in four different categories of the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.  One of the world's largest competitions just for B&W photographs, my work was selected from among more than 7,500 images from 71 countries. The winning photo shown here was taken at Somerset House in London a few years ago when I attended the opening reception of a Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition that included my work. So this image has come full circle and is back in London again! To see more of the Spider Award winners, click here.

More Awards from England!

Five images from my “Midwest Memoir” portfolio were recognized in the 9th Annual Pollux Awards, organized by the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards based in Bath, England. They reviewed more than 3,000 photographs from 36 countries. It is so rewarding to know that images from the American Midwest are being seen and appreciated all around the world. To see more of the Pollux Award winners, click here.

State Parks Award! I was honored to receive an award from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks at their Annual Awards Banquet in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The group selected two of my photographs for their 2017 Calendar, which was distributed to more than 85,000 people so far! I feel fortunate to live in a state with such an exceptional parks program! If you would like to purchase the calendar, please click here.

Historic Photo Award!
My photograph entitled "Canal Seed and Feed" was named a Top 50 Winner in a photo contest celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. This historic building was built way back in 1861 in Portage, Wisconsin.
Wonderful Waterfalls! Last summer I took a Waterfall Tour through Eastern Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan. Those images have proven to be quite popular. Here I am holding a 40" x 60" canvas print of the Presque River Potholes, which are located in the Porcupine Mountain State Park in the U.P. of Michigan. If you would like to see a whole gallery of black and white waterfall photographs, simply click here. To see some of the same waterfalls in color, click here
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