When I first took up photography in the late 1980s, I started entering - and occasionally winning - photo contests.  I won the top prize in photography at UC Berkeley in two of my three years of graduate school there, and my wife and I even had a week-long honeymoon in St. Bart's thanks to a prize-winning image in an Islands magazine photo contest.

In 2016 I decided to start entering photo contests again. In 2016 and 2017, I won, placed, or was a finalist in sixteen international photography contests. In 2018 I shifted my focus to exhibitions. Since then my photos have been exhibited around the world including in Berlin, London, Beijing, Delhi, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Shows and Exhibitions

"Alchemy": Arts Guild of Sonoma National Juried Exhibition, Sonoma, California, October 3 - November 3, 2019

Stockton Art League 2019 Juried Exhibition, Goodwin Gallery, Stockton, California, September 5 - October 3, 2019

Urban 2019 Photo Awards, Po Drodze, Krakow, Poland, August 7 - August 31, 2019

Urban 2019 Photo Awards, Trieste, Italy, July 26 - August 7, 2019

American Photographic Artists "Off the Clock 2019", Santa Monica, California, April 12 - May 11, 2019

Transformation, WPA Gallery, Norfolk, VA, April 12 - May 24, 2019

ArtExpo New York 2019, Agora Gallery, New York, April 4 - 7, 2019

PhotoPlace Gallery "A Color Moment", Middlebury, VT, March 2019

American Photographic Artists "Something Personal", San Francisco, December 2018

Art Takes Miami, Art Basel Miami, December 6 - 8, 2018

Art Takes Soho, The Untitled Space, New York, September 26, 2018

India Arch Dialogue 2018, Red Architects Gallery, Mumbai, July 13 - August 10, 2018

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, July 7 - August 12, 2018

American Photographic Artists "Off the Clock 2018", Santa Monica, California, April 21 - May 12, 2018

Travel Photographer of the Year, London Bridge City, March 30 - April 29, 2018

India Arch Dialogue 2018, Gallery IAQ, Delhi, February 9 - 25, 2018

Building Images, Sto Workstett Gallery, London, February 9 - April 27, 2018

Image+Space, Beijing, November 2017

World Architecture Festival, Arena Berlin, Germany, November 15 - 17, 2017

Creators Deserve to Be Seen, Chashama Gala, Times Square, New York, June 2016

Visionaries, Mountain Light Gallery, Bishop, California, January 4 - March 31, 2010

Photography Awards


Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 (TPOTY)

     Runner Up, New Talent Portfolio - Destinations

PDN World in Focus 2017


PDN Great Outdoors 2017


Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards

     Top 20 Finalist (two images)

Chromatic International Color Photography Contest

     Honorable Mention (six images)

Proify 2017

     Top 50 Images (two images)

International Photography Awards (ipa) 2017

     Third Place, "Amateur: Events - Other" (five images)

     Honorable Mention (four individual images)

     Honorable Mention (photo series)

Neutral Density Photography Awards

     Honorable Mention, 8 entries (2 series, 6 solo images)

Siena International Photo Awards

     Finalist (photo series)

Athens Photo Festival 2017


Photographer's Forum Photo Contest

     Finalist (two images)

CIOB Art of Building Competition

     Highly Commended


PDN Great Outdoors 2016


Hotel Ranga Photo Competition


LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017

     Early Entry Editors' Pick

Neutral Density Photography Awards

     Bronze Star Award: People/Culture

     Honorable Mention: Nature/Trees

International Photography Awards (ipa) 2016

     Honorable Mention (four images)

Photographer's FORUM "Best of Photography"


LensCulture Street Photography 2016

     Editor's Choice


Mountain Light "Visionaries" juried show

     Winner (two images), including promotional poster image


Outdoor Photographer "Colors of India" contest



Islands Magazine photo contest

     Honorable Mention

Hemispheres Magazine photo contest

     Honorable Mention


Islands Magazine photo contest

     Honorable Mention (two images)


Islands Magazine photo contest

     Second place


UC Berkeley Eisner Prize in Photography

     Winner (three images)


UC Berkeley Eisner Prize in Photography

     Winner (single image)

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