News on recent exhibitions and awards from      Michael Knapstein Fine-Art Photography
As Summer takes flight...
These days the sun sets a little too early in the evening. There is a cool edge to the afternoon breeze. These are the subtle cues that summer has reluctantly given way to fall. The past few months have been exceptionally fun, exciting and rewarding. I feel honored that my photographs have continued to receive recognition from all around the world. And as always, I am grateful for your continued interest and support of my work.           
Exhibiting in Germany!   I am honored to have been invited to exhibit four black and white images in the 4th International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. The photographs are from my Pollux Award-winning “Fenceline” and “Sedona” series.The exhibit was organized by the Gala Awards, based in Kent, England. But the exhibit will be at the Palazzo Italia (Romischer Hof), in Berlin, Germany. The exhibit includes work from 42 counties, and will run from October 6 – 30. This is the third Biennial I have participated in, with previous exhibits being held in Buenos Aries, Argentina and Malaga, Spain.
Knapstein Image of Gibraltar Rock
Presenting in Madison! If you are interested in my work, please plan on attending my talk during the PhotoMidwest Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. My presentation is entitled “A Midwest Photographer’s Journey” and covers everything from the 1970s to my latest work today. My talk will be on Saturday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the Theatre at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll Street (on the Capital Square near the end of State Street). To see a complete PhotoMidwest Festival Program Guide, just click here.  
From Russia with love!  I am delighted to have had 43 photographs recognized in the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA). My photographs received 7 awards in 6 different categories, including 2nd Place for Portfolio and 2nd Place for Fine Art Portfolio. Ten images from these portfolios were included in a major international exhibit at the Art Gallery Na Kashirke in Moscow from July 20 – August 7. Now the exhibit will continue to tour throughout Russia for the rest of the year.   
Netherlands Connection! My “Clothesline” image was selected by a juror from England for the CONNECT Juried Exhibition organized by LensCulture, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. LensCulture is one of the world's leading voices in contemporary photography, and their exhibit included just 100 photographs from all around the world. I feel honored to have been included in their selection. 

Limited-Time Print Special from Michael Knapstein Flying high in France! My “Crane Dance” image flew away with Honorable Mention in the Wildlife category of the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) awards in Paris, France. It was selected from among thousands of entries from 85 countries. PX3 is one of the largest and most prestigious photo competitions in Europe, so it was simply "magnifique" to win here. To see all the winners, just click here.
Tres bon! More news from France! 
I had four photographs recognized in three different categories of  La Grande International Photographic Awards,  which like PX3, is based in Paris, France. The images were in the Landscape, Fine Art and Wildlife categories. "Morning Fog" (which was taken in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton, Wisconsin) was featured in the highly competitive Fine Art category.  


Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist!

I am thrilled to have been named  a Finalist in one of the world’s most prestigious photographic portfolio competitions. My “Midwest Memoir” portfolio of 10 images was selected a Finalist in the Critical Mass competition organized by Photolucida in Portland, Oregon. As a Finalist, my portfolio will be reviewed by 200 of the top photography gallery and museum curators in the world. Emails from many of them have already started to roll in! To see the list of all finalists, just click here. 

Royal news from England! My “Clothesline” image was selected as a Finalist for the 159th Annual International Print Exhibition from the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England. This is the world's oldest photography competition, and I am very pleased to have been named a finalist four times and earned a spot in the exhibition twice in the past five years. To see a list of all the finalists, just click here.

Best of Photography 2016! The editors of Photographer’s Forum magazine selected my image “Before the Storm” to include in the“Best of Photography 2016” --  a beautiful hardcover coffee table book that is published each year. I feel very fortunate that this is the 6th year in a row that I have had images selected for this important anthology of the best photography from around the world. To order the book, just click here.
International Color Journal!
My photograph “State Fair” was featured as a full-color, double-page spread in the International Color Journal 6 Vol. 1. This is a beautiful compilation of international award-winning photographs published in England, and I am pleased to have my work in such good company. The image was taken at the Wisconsin State Fair near Milwaukee. To see the whole Journal, just click here.

Featured as a Photo of the Day!

My photograph “Window Box” (which is part of my "Midwest Memoir" portfolio) was featured as the Photo of the Day by Don’t Take Pictures, a leading online publication and website that covers the world of contemporary photography. The image was taken in Door County, Wisconsin.

A breath of fresh Aprilaire!

The Aprilaire division of Research Products Corporation just opened a new technology and research facility in Madison, Wisconsin. I am delighted that they chose to add several of my black and white landscape photographs to their walls as part of their permanent art collection. 
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