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 / received honorable mention in sixteen international photography contests. In late 2017 I stopped entering competitions and shifted my focus to exhibitions. Since then my photos have been exhibited in eight cities including Berlin, London, Beijing, Delhi, New York and Los Angeles.

Photography Awards

2017

Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 (TPOTY)

     Runner Up, New Talent Portfolio - Destinations

PDN World in Focus 2017

     Winner

PDN Great Outdoors 2017

     Winner

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

     Shortlisted

Photographer's Forum Photo Contest

     Finalist (two images)


2016

PDN Great Outdoors 2016

     Winner

Hotel Ranga Photo Competition

     Winner

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"

     Finalist

LensCulture Street Photography 2016

     Editor's Choice

2010

Mountain Light "Visionaries" juried show

     Winner (two images), including promotional poster image

2006

Outdoor Photographer "Colors of India" contest

     Finalist

1999

Islands Magazine photo contest

     Honorable Mention

Hemispheres Magazine photo contest

     Honorable Mention

1997

Islands Magazine photo contest

     Honorable Mention (two images)

1996

Islands Magazine photo contest

     Second place

1992

UC Berkeley Eisner Prize in Photography

     Winner (three images)

1991

UC Berkeley Eisner Prize in Photography

     Winner (single image)

Shows and Exhibitions


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

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

APA Off the Clock 2018, Santa Monica, California, April 21 - May 12, 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



Using Format