It was a great honor to learn that my photo "Graceful White Stallion" (Espy) received an award in the General Monochrome division at the prestigious 2017 Siena International Photo Awards in Siena, Italy. SIPA is one of the most important international photography contests, with 50,000 images coming from 130 countries around the world.
I was thrilled to be able to attend the awards ceremony and to be handed my award personally at the opening and at the gallery showing in Siena in October of 2017. It was a fantastic gala event! The exhibition, held at the Former-Distillery "Lo Stallion" Via Fiorentina, 95 - Siena, ran from October 29th - November 30th. The Show, Beyond the Lens" showcased the edition's best shots of the Siena International Photo Awards 2017.
Siena International Photo Awards Monochrome Division Winners
The Awards Venue!
That's me with Ami Vitale of National Geographic fame at the Exhibit! She is the most kind and warm hearted person you could ever want to know. Her work with Pandas in China and Elephants in Africa have won many awards. Bravo Ami!!!
Gathering outside the Distillery for photos ops before the Exhibit "Beyond the Lens" opening in Siena.