Jonathan Brooks Ends Prolific Week Winning Photo of the Year at Inaugural Miami Photo Salon During Miami Art Week 2014

South Florida-based Photographer/Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks Wins Acclaims on Heels of Releasing The True Cuba Book.

Miami, FL, December 11, 2014 --( Award winning Miami Photographer/Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks wins Best In Show 2014 Photo Of The Year at the Inaugural Miami Photo Salon Festival during prestigious Miami Art Week.

"It is great to know that my work is paying off," says Brooks. "Especially in Miami."

Brooks started last week off winning Talenthouse's Creative Invite "Photograph your perfect moment of love" winning 1,000 euros and ended the week winning $2,500 for "Best In Show - 2014 Photo Of The Year" at at the inaugural Miami Photo Salon Festival during Art Week Miami.

Brooks' image Love Floats will be featured on the exciting German TV primetime show 'Nur die Liebe zählt' (Only Love Counts), hosted by German SAT.1 Television and its host Wayne Carpendale in Cologne/Germany on December 12 2014 and his image Over The Rainbow was a crowd pleaser at Miami Photo Salon. Other winners at Miami Photo Salon include Gonzalo Rosendo for Best Contemporary Photo and Jill Schwartz for Best Creative Image.

Brooks' self-published Kickstarter funded book The True Cuba was recently released locally in Miami and has been garnering much attention. He recently appeared the day before Thanksgiving on Ninoska Perez-Castellon's popular talk radio show on Miami's Radio Mambi touting the book and art festival.

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About Jonathan Brooks:
Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in Art Basel Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree from the University of Miami with a Communications Double Major (Advertising and Fine Arts: Photography) and a minor in Marketing.

He is a rare Miami native, who is bilingual and has a line of Bilingual Teach&Greet Greeting Cards on

In 2013 he finished his first short film 5 SKULLS as a Top Ten Finalist for Digital Photo Pro and HD Video Pro Magazines' 7th Annual Emerging Pro Still and Motion Competition. The competition was sponsored by RED cameras, Zeiss lenses, and Adobe. 5 SKULLS can be found on his website and YouTube.

About Miami Photo Salon
Miami Photo Salon is an art fair where juried images were exhibited during the world-renowned Art Basel Week in Downtown Miami. Foot traffic between visiting art fairs bring in thousands of visitors, both from the local community and international tourists.

Miami Photo Salon is a Festival created by the nonprofit Cuban American Phototheque Foundation.

About Talenthouse
Talenthouse brings brands together with artists who create content that connects with people.

Major brands on Talenthouse include: Absolut, adidas, BCBG, bing, Coca-Cola, Dolce & Gabbana, Glaceau VitaminWater, HP, Intel, Kleenex, Microsoft, Nikon, Nine West, Nokia, P&G, Samsung, Sony, Spotify, Virgin Mobile, Volkswagen and more. Celebrated talent projects include: A$AP Rocky, deadmau5, Eric Clapton, Paloma Faith, Tom Ford, Lady Gaga, Nas, Stan Lee, Paul McCartney, Linkin Park, Rankin, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and U2, among others.

Talenthouse was co-founded in 2009 by Co-CEOs Amos Pizzey and Roman Scharf. The privately held company is funded by prominent investment groups including ProSiebenSat.1, Reliance Entertainment, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, 3TS Cisco Growth Fund, as well as high-profile individuals including Chris DeWolfe, William Lauder, Brett Ratner, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, Jean Pigozzi and Gerard Butler. Talenthouse headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, USA, with offices in New York and London.

About Nur die Liebe zählt (Only Love Courts)
Nur die Liebe zählt (Only Love Courts) is a widely popular and top German TV show that ran from 1993 to 2011 on German SAT.1 and returns to air in Germany in December 2014.

About Kickstarter
Kickstarter helps people fund creative projects and is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter has been featured in NPR, CNN, The New York Times, Time, BBC, and Wired.

About The True Cuba Book
The True Cuba is a book by author Jonathan Brooks and was funded on Kickstarter. It was inspired by the controversial book Vamos a Cuba (Let's Go to Cuba) that was pulled from the public school's library system by the Miami-Dade School Board in 2006 and whose legal battle ended on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009.

About Ninoska Pérez Castellón
Ninoska Pérez Castellón is a prominent member of the Cuban exile community and one of the founding members of the Cuban Liberty Council. She is a notable Spanish radio talk show host and political commentator on Radio Mambi and Radio Martí. She is also an occasional columnist for the Miami Herald.

About Digital Photo Pro and HD Video Pro Magazines
Digital Photo Pro Magazine is the professional's guide to professional photography and partner magazine HDVideoPro is a publication that covers filmmaking.
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