The Winner of The Fomenar Prize is Announced

PRIZE 2016


ROME, ITALY: 2/12/2017

PhotoArtist Rich Smukler of the United States has been awarded  the first prize for his haunting image “Longest Night” taken at the Eastern State Penitentiary in his home town, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Smukler is one of 30 finalists for this coveted award. The exhibition of all 30 finalists will take place

From April 1 to April 14, 2017 (including the Easter week) at Arte Borgo gallery in Rome. The Arte Borgo gallery is located in Rome, in the heart of the Borgo district, a few steps from the Vatican city, a location which allows a considerable visibility to art lovers during the time of the year when Rome is most visited.

The opening reception will be held 4/1/2017 at Arte Borgo Gallery
Borgo Vittorio 25
Tel.: +39 06 44 61 945 at 18:00 h

A follow up Exposition of this work will be presented at Stilgalerie in Vienna, Austria 6/5/2017 through 6/16/2017. More information to follow.

To win this award one had to go through a two-tiered process. Firstly, the 30 finalists were selected from a highly respected jury of seven individuals. The remaining 30 finalists then voted amongst themselves as to whom the prize should be awarded. Smukler states, “to be selected by a jury of my piers is a special honor for me.”

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 (Kick back and stay awhile).