News on recent awards and exhibits from Michael Knapstein Fine-Art Photography

Enjoying a Hot Summer!
 Thanks to all of you -- and other fans around the world -- the first half of 2013 has been “hot” indeed. I have been honored to have both B&W and color work recognized by several of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world – including ones in the U.S., England, France and Australia! 
International Photographer of the Year! I was truly honored to be named the Landscape and Seascape Photographer of the Year in the 4th Annual Pollux Awards, a major international photographer competition based in England. My work was selected from among more than 2,900 images from 42 countries. I have received quite a few international awards in recent years, but this is the first time that any worldwide organization has named me their Photographer of the Year!
Knapstein Image of Gibraltar Rock First Place Romantic Landscape! My image “Golden Hour at Gibraltar Rock” won First Place in the international Romantic Landscape juried competition sponsored by the FIER Institute in Australia. In addition to the honor of winning first place, I also received a generous $1,000 cash prize. My work will be included in an exhibit in Sydney later this year that will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art and social documentary photography. My photo will also be published in the Picturing the World Family portfolio book series.
Parfrey's Glen by Michael Knapstein First Place Rural Landscape! One of my "greatest hits" images, “Parfrey’s Glen” recently added another international accolade when it received First Place in the Rural Landscape Category of the 3rd Annual Black and White Photographer of the Year competition sponsored by the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. Based in England, the WPGA received entries from 47 countries.
First Place Focus on Wildlife by Michael Knapstein First Place in "Focus on Wildlife"!  This charming Sandhill Crane family walked home with First Place in the Focus on Wildlife photography competition sponsored by the Dane County Humane Society Four Lakes Wildlife Center. As part of the prize, it was also published in the July issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. This photograph was taken at Tiedeman Pond in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Moonrise by Michael Knapstein Honorable Mention in Australia! In addition to winning First Place, another one of my images also received an Honorable Mention Award in the international Romantic Landscape juried competition sponsored by the FIER Institute in Australia. This has been a popular image, and I recently shipped a very large (7 feet wide!) limited-edition print to a new home in Florida.
Image "December Fog" by Michael Knapstein Honorable Mention in Paris! My “Photographer of the Year” winter image “December Fog” was also recognized in another international juried competition. It received an Honorable Mention in the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3). Based in France, this is one of the largest photography competitions in the world and received entries from 85 countries. My image will be exhibited in a gallery in Paris and also published in the hardcover PX3 Annual coffee-table book.
"Wawanissee Point" by Michael Knapstein California Exhibit!View from Wawanissee Point” was recognized in the Michael H. Kellicutt International Photo Show – Through A Lens: Ten. My print will be on display this summer at the Coastal Arts League Museum located in Half Moon Bay, California. My work was selected from among more than 1,900 entries from 29 countries.
Image "Moonrise at Lake of the Clouds" by Michael Knapstein Chosen for "Best of Photography 2013"! My image "Moonrise at Lake of the Clouds" was selected for inclusion in the hardcover coffee-table book "Best of Photography 2013" published by Photographer's Forum magazine. My photograph was selected from among more than 10,000 images from 75 countries. I am very proud that this is the third year in a row that I have had images selected for the "Best of Photography" annual book. This photo was taken at Lake of the Clouds in Porcupine Mountain State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Wisconsin State Park Guide Cover by Michael Knapstein Wisconsin State Park Guide Cover Photo! I am quite proud that one of my images was selected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to be featured on the front cover of the Wisconsin State Park System Visitor Activity Guide. This photograph was taken on a beautiful day last October at Mirror Lake State Park. It is a good feeling to know that one of my photos might help introduce people to the wonderful Wisconsin State Park system.
Corporate, Healthcare and Decorative! I continue to sell quite a few large-scale photographs for use in corporate and healthcare environments. It is exciting to see some of these images enlarged to 140" or more! If you are interested in seeing more of this work, just click on the photograph at left to visit that section of my website. 
International Award-Winning Photography by Michael Knapstein "Greatest Hits" now on the Web! I recently updated my website and added dozens of new images to the various galleries and portfolios. I also created a "Greatest Hits" section that includes (almost) all of my images that have received awards in various regional, national and international competitions. If you would like to visit this section of my website, just click on the image at left. 
Limited-Time Print Special from Michael Knapstein Take Advantage of this Hot Summer Special! Now through September 1st, all smaller (12" x 12" to 12" x 18") matted, archival pigment prints will be available at the special price of just $99! These prints are limited edition -- signed and numbered -- and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. To order, simply click on the image at left to visit my website, pick your favorites and then send me an email with the names of the images you would like. 
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