Fine Art Photography Awards 2018


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PRESS RELEASE

4/27/2018

This year’s FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is pleased to nominate Rich Smukler of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as a nominee is the category of Abstract for his image entitled “WIRED”.  According to Smukler, this piece is a closeup of the Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center,  located in lower Manhattan, New York City,  which now sits where the Twin Towers once dominated.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

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A closeup of the facade of the Freedom Tower provides a fascinating design challenge, a playful combination of design, light and shadow.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

IPA Honors Rich Smukler for the Fourth Time in 2015.


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This year, The International Photography Awards received 17841 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that richard smukler was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Landscape for the winning entry night guard.

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Rich Smukler has blended his life-long passion for art and photography. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. While his cutting edge passion for graphic design has earned him accolades and awards for innovative style, his genre as a fine art photographer encompasses photo-realism to abstract graphic design. A love of Tuscany has taken him back to bella Italia on many occasions, camera in tow, in search of yet another perfect moment. He has drawn inspiration from such greats as Miro, Kandinsky, Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Arno Minkkinen, Sandro Santioli & Cartier Bresson.

Contact
richard smukler
richsmukler@yahoo.com
http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com

About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication opportunities. http://www.photoawards.com

About the Lucie Awards
The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation. http://www.lucieawards.com

IPA Contact:
Hannah Lillethun
Program Director, International Photography Awards
hannah@iawardsinc.com

The Photo Review selects Long Nights by Rich Smukler


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The Photo Review is a critical journal of national scope and international readership. Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisive reviews, exciting portfolios, lively interviews, the latest in books and exhibitions.

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition was juried by Laurence Miller, Director, Laurence Miller Gallery in New York City. “Long Nightsis an archival pigment print, 22″ x 17″ and was captured at The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It will be included in The Photo review 2015 Competition issue as well as the Photo Review website and was chosen from more than 1,830 photographs and 430 photographers.

Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Residence Inn Hotel in New York City acquires BOW DOWN by Rich Smukler


                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2015

Marriott’s Residence Inn Hotel at 170 Broadway, New York City,  in conjunction with Indiewalls, Inc., has acquired “Bow Down” by Rich Smukler  as part of its permanent collection. “Bow Down”  is an image taken of a rusting ship soon to meet its fate on the Miami River in Florida. This image recently exhibited at CAC, The Las Vegas, Nevada Contemporary Arts Center (25th Annual Juried Show, 2014). Copies of this startling extract will grace each of the 243 rooms in the hotel.

Smukler_BowDown Located in the heart of the financial and World trade Center areaStonehill & Taylor, the New York architecture and interior design firm, is currently transforming an existing office building into a new hotel property targeted for the business traveler and tourist alike. The design is inspired by the energy of the neighborhood generated by the business-centric atmosphere and efficient use of time and money.843

Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)

 

Storm King Art Center


“There is no question that among sculpture gardens of the world, Storm King is King.”

J. Carter Brown

Director Emeritus National Gallery of Art, 1993

Over 125 Magificent pieces of large scale sculpture grace this amazing 500 acre outdoor museum. Open to the public in 1960 thanks to the vision and generosity of The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, it is positioned on a plateau between Schunnemunk and Storm King Mountains not far from West Point in New York’s Hudson Valley. Amazingly, an additional 1,500 acres has since been acquired to protect the pristine site lines presented.

World class artists’ works abound in this very special place: Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Louise Nevelson, just to name a few. There is also a museum building, designed by architect Maxwell Kimball and erected in 1935.

I present to you several extracts that I captured of Alexander Lieberman’s Adonai. It barely begins to scratch the surface of this memorable asset to the world of art. I look forward to many return visits.

Rich Smukler  currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)