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Chicago Photographer Karen I. Hirsch Racks Up International Honors

Chicago-based professional photographer Karen I. Hirsch's reputation is growing. Her photography has recently received recognition in London, Paris, Los Angeles and yes, even Milwaukee.

Chicago, IL, March 01, 2010 --( In the past few months, Karen I. Hirsch's images have won distinction in international competitions including PX3 - Prix de la Photographie in Paris, the Los Angeles based International Photography Awards, and this past week, in the London-based Black and White Spider Awards. In addition, The Lab by Apollo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin selected Hirsch as their featured photographer on their website for the month of February. (

The award-winning images illustrate the broad range of Hirsch's capabilities and creativity. In one of her winning shots, she captures the action and drama of a cowboy round-up. In another, she shows the juxtaposition of silhouetted people within an abstract form. The photos demonstrate her ability to create artistic work in both black and white and color. The Lab by Apollo is featuring some of her painterly portraits - photo interpretations made in the computer on their website. The Lab is also displaying some of her photojournalistic imagery, including sailboat racing photos for which she is known.

To receive recognition in the various competitions, Hirsch's images were evaluated by panels of distinguished judges representing the captains of the photographic industry - jurors included experts from the Tate Gallery, Magnum Photo, the world picture editor of Time Magazine, director of Sotheby's Institute of Art, the managing editor of Communication Arts, and curators of art galleries and museums from around the globe. Thousands of entries from tens of countries were judged to make the final selection for the international competitions.

About The Winner: Karen I. Hirsch is a Chicago-based professional commercial, editorial and fine art photographer. Her work has been published internationally in books, magazines, newspapers and calendars. Her fine art images are used for interior decor. Hirsch spent a number of years working as photographer/magazine editor for Foote, Cone & Belding, now Draft/FCB. In 2007, the Chinese government invited Hirsch to be one of ten foreign photographers to document the city of Rizhao. Through her imagery, Hirsch “tells the story” via her unique point-of-view. Hirsch is president of Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers. (

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