University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
New York Medical College, Pediatric Residency
Boston University B.A. Psychology
List of Works:
Series 1: Immersed in living water
Series 2: Monsters in the closet
Series 3:The departed; when there is death, life stands still.
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Dali Photography Museum, Yunnan Province, China
High Noon Art and Culture , Beijing, China
Private collections worldwide
Kolga Tbilisa Photo International competition 2014. Kolga Award conceptual Category, First Place. Jurors, Bill Kouwenhoven, Tina Schelhorn, David Tskhadadaze, Wolfgang Zurborn.
Foto D.C. International Award Competition, First Place, Fine Art 2013, Jurors, Christopher Addison and Frank Meo http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2013/10/31/shutter-to-think/
Photo Review Magazine , 2013 Competition issue inclusion, 2013, Juror, Paul Roth, Senior Curator and Director, Photography and Media Arts, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
International Fine Art Photography Award Grand Prix De La Découverte Finalist, Third Place, Paris France 2013 Jurors, Anne Biroleau, Curator Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Didler Brousse, Director Camera Obscura, Paris, Julie Grahame,Publisher of aCurator magazine, Alexandre Percy, Diretor of ACTE2 Galerie, Paris, David Travis, Author, Curator, and former Chair of the Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, Hiroshi Watanabe, Photographer, Author, Jeff Cowen, Photographer, Jerry Fielder ,Photographer, curator, and Director of the Yousuf Karsh Estate, and Elizabeth Corden & Jan Potts Corden | Potts Gallery
International Fine Art Photography Award Grand Prix De La Découverte Juror Award, first place of Merit , Paris France (for 2 images) (jurors above).
Julia Margaret Cameron 5th edition Gala Award finalist (Immersed in Living Water and Monsters in the Closet) , for portfolios. Jurors: WPGA Jurors Team
Kontinent Awards, Honorable Mention 2013, Üçkuyular,Izmir, Turkey, Asia
Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Musings: 18th Annual Photographic Competition, Finalist, Juror, John A. Bennette
Art Laguna Prize, Finalist, Venice, Italy
International Pollux Awards , Photographer of the Year, Jurors: WPGA Jurors Team
International Pollux Awards , Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Division , WPGA Jurors Team
Third Edition of the Jacob Riis Award (honorable mention) , WPGA Jurors Team
Terry O’Neill Tag Award Finalist (2nd place) , London, England, Jurors,Terry O'Neill, Photographer, Sean De Sparengo, Photographer, Grant Scott, Founder and Editor Hungry Eye Magazine, Lucinda Chua, Artist and Manager Strand Gallery, London, Jon Jones, Director of Photography, Sunday Times Magazine, Mike Von Joel, Founder and Editor F22 : State Magazine, Joe Partridge, Photographer, Melissa Dewitt, Editor Hotshoe Magazine.
Julia Margaret Cameron Finalist Award 4th edition, WPGA Jurors Team
World Wide Photography Gala Awards, Portrait Prize, Honorable Mention
World Wide Photography Gala Awards, Street Photography, Finalist, WPGA Jurors Team
Grand Prize Winner, China 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival and Museum Exhibition, Lishui, Zhejiang Province, China.
American Illustration -American Photography (AI- AP) 28, Chosen Winner, New York, New YorkPhotolucida Critical Mass Finalist, Portland, Oregon
Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, New York, 1st Annual Juried Members Competition “Best in Show”. Jurors, Dr. Peter Giopulos, professor emeritus, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology; Louis Grachos, executive director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and Leonard Urso, distinguished professor, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
798 Gallery, Beijing, China The Dashanzi 798 Art District, February 2013, curated, Yan Li, CEO High Noon Culture & Art Corp, High Noon Gallery, Beijing, ChinaCamerawork Gallery Portland, Oregon, August 18 - September 21, 2012 curated by Jeff Jones
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Photovisa Festival 2015 Krasnodar, Russia Curated by Alasdair Foster hosted by Evgeny Berezner and Irina Chmyreva.
Exhibition " ladies only " the Galerie Lichtblick in cooperation with l'atelier cinq, "La Cigalière, Place Voltaire, | Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France. July 2015
SEE + Gallery , Memory, June 6-July 11 Beijing China http://www.seegallery.net/exhibition/exhibition.aspx
Shenzhen International Photography Week, Wutong Mountain Artistic Town Dawang Art Area , Shenzhen, China October, 2014 http://amillionsuns.com/newsletter/2014-shenzhen-international-photography-week/
Photography Oxford Festival 2014. 'Photography and Healing' North Wall, September 14, 2013 - October 5, 2014. Invitation by Robin Laurence, Curator and Festival Director http://www.photographyoxford.co.uk
Galerie Lichtblick Internationale Photozene Köln 2014 Ladies Only #1 Woman Photographers with Portraits of People and Landscapes Curated by Tina Schelhorn Opening 8/23/14 - 9 21/14 Cologne, Germany ( currently traveling 2014-2015)
Contemporary photography from Western New York, Skaneateles, New York, Gallery 42. Curated by Philippe Schwimmer , July 17 - July 19, 2014
"Ladies Only" - Contemporary Women Photographers with portraits of people and landscapes. Tbilisi Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia. May 4 2014.
Snap! Orlando, Group Exhibition, 'Edge of a Dream' May 2 2014, Curated by Patrick Kahn
Snap! Toronto Photography Auction, Curated by Maryann Camilleri, Founder of the Magenta Foundation, Director Flash Forward Festival, March 10 2014.
FotoWalk Underground in Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown right outside Washington, D.C., November to April 2014. www.crystalcity.org,
Foto D.C. International Award Competition exhibition, National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C. November 1-10 , 2013
15th Annual Friends of Friends Photography: Invitation Only, John A. Bennette, curator, organized by Friends without a Border Benefiting Angkor Hospital for Children, December , 2013 New York City
International Fine Art Photography Award Grand Prix De La Découverte exhibition, November, 2013 Paris, France
Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires in June 2014
Dali International Photography Photography, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, 2013
Lucy Bell Fine Art Gallery 2013, London, England
American Life, Traveling Exhibition , Artist Representative and honored guest for representing American Photographers in Shijazhuang Art Museum, Shijazhuang , China February 2013
Photography Open Salon South-East Asia, Penang, Malaysia, 2013, Curated by Vanja Karas
Strand Gallery,London, England, 2013
11th Shanghai International Graphic Art Exhibition, High Noon Gallery, Beijing, China.October, 2012
Galerie Huit, Arles, France, Finalist, Arles Photography Open Salon July, 2012, Curated by Vanja Karas
PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, California, Bodily Awareness Exhibition, 2012Factory- Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany ”You Can Tell Me!” 2012 International Juried competition.
15th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction : Featured Photographer, Image: Seeing Things, Invitation Only, John A. Bennette, curator, organized by Friends without a Border Benefiting Angkor Hospital for Children, December 4, 2012 New York City :http://www.fwabphotoauction.org/
China 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival and Museum Exhibition, Lishui, Zhejiang Province, China, November, 2011
Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November,2012
14th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction : Invitation Only, John A. Bennette, curator, organized by Friends without a Border Benefiting Angkor Hospital for Children, December 7, 2010 New York City
NO Gallery, Professional Women Photographers 36th Anniversary International Woman’s International Juried Exhibition Exhibition, New York,New York May 9 - May 27.
The Light Factory, Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film: 30th Annual Art Auction: Invitation Only, Dennis Keil, Chief Curator. Charlotte, North Carolina November 19, 2011.
Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, NY, Four Artists, Cook, Keyser, Notides-Benzing, and Sacks. November 9-30, 2011.
Photoplace Gallery, Again, Reflections and Photography, Juried by Sylvia de Swaan, Middlebury, Vermont Exhibition,2011.
Photoplace Gallery, Seeing Myself, Seeing Others: The Art of the Portrait, Juried by Andy Bloxman, Exhibition, 2011.Middlebury, Vermont
Griffin Museum: Virtual Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts 201, curated by Paula Tognarelli
Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, New York:1st Annual Juried Members, July 8-Sept 2, 2011. Awarded “Best in Show.” Dr. Peter Giopulos, professor emeritus, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology; Louis Grachos, executive director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and Leonard Urso, distinguished professor, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Panopticon Gallery: Kids Are People Too,curated by Jason Landry, 2011. Boston, MassachusettsCurrent and Upcoming Books:
Photo book , Immersed in Living Water, Claude Nori, Contrejour Publishing House, Paris, France. Spring, 2016
Book: An Eye for an Ear , Hardback, Edited and Curated by Vanja Karas, (May 2013) submitted Les Renconcontres d'Arles 2013 Book Award
Hacking the Digital Print: Alternative Image Capture and Printmaking Process 2015, by Bonny Pierce Lhotka ( Image and process inclusion) 2015
Photo world China April 2015 , with introduction and interview Alasdair Foster
The Photo REVIEW Volume 31 Number 1 2013 Competition winners issue
Arthritis Today, July 2014, 5 Joint -Friendly Ways to take Fantastic Photos: Photographer Wendy Sacks shares tips to get great shots with less pain by Anne Krueger
Foto & Video Magazine, Moscow, Russia, January 2014 (Cover and article)
Slate Photoblog, Washington Post 2013
Gathering Clouds, A Magazine of Contemporary Art, August 2013. [Four pages]
American Photo Magazine September/October 2013 issue "Parting Shot" feature. [One page)]
FotoMagazin, Germany, “Kinder, Kinder” March edition, photo editor , Manfred Zollner. [One page, title]
Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie, Paris, France–featured article, March 2013. [Four pages]
BBC World News, January, 2013 [online]
London Times Sunday Magazine January 2013 [ Two page]
CNN Worldwide NEWS Blog feature/interview January, 2013 CNN World News [online], Simon Barnett, CNN Digital Director of PhotographyLenswork, 90th Edition, featured interview /September 2010 [color DVD], Brooks Jenkins
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