SW The Magazine has published a four-page feature of cultural photographer H. Allen Benowitz’s Photo Artwork in its Summer 2016 edition. WLRN’s ArtStreet Project featured the cultural photographer on PBS. The biographical Look “Into The Lens of Photographer H. Allen Benowitz” Interview featured photographs from Cuba, Morocco, India, and other parts of the world.
Mr. Benowitz has received numerous honors and awards. His highly acclaimed photo, “Behind the Wall,” received national recognition at Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s Holocaust Remembrance Project Awards Dinner in Washington, D. C.
Recognition for Benowitz’s photography include a Judges’ Award at the UM Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival; honorable mention, International Kodak Contest; award winner B/W photography, One Ear Society; repeat finalist in the International Color Awards Photo Competition; winner, American Institute of Architects competition; work displayed at the Musee du Louvre in Paris July 2015; juried exhibitions at the Coconut Grove Art Festival, Beaux Arts Festival, Las Olas Art Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, and others. Among numerous publications in which he has been featured and appeared are the ARTnews, Coastal Elegance & Wealth, International Contemporary Artist art book, Art & Beyond, The Laurel of Asheville, and Art Business News magazines. Mr. Benowitz has also been chosen as one of Art Business News’ Top Emerging Artists for 2014, published in its fall edition. His photo subjects include Nature, Wildlife, People, Adventure Travel, and Architecture. Exhibitions include the Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery; retrospective: Espirito Santo-Conrad Hotel, Miami; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL; Coral Gables Museum; Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, NYC; and Spectrum-Miami/Basel. His “Cigar Lady I” was displayed at the Musee du Louvre in Paris July 2015. More recently, Mr. Benowitz received six winning awards in the 9th Annual 2016 International Color Awards Competition.
Mr. Benowitz’s solo exhibitions in North Carolina: The Design Gallery in Burnsville, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Altapass Orchard in Little Switzerland, the Andrews Art Museum in Cherokee County, and the Toe River Arts Council in Burnsville and Spruce Pine.
In 2008, Mr. Benowitz returned from Cuba on a humanitarian mission where he photographed “Life in Cuba 2008.” This occurred before Hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked their havoc on its people. His pre-storm photographs have preserved the impoverished state of this beautiful little island on film. Recently released is his new work from his recent trip to Asia: Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Singapore; soon to be released is his work from the Serengeti, Tanzania, and the cloud and rain forests of Cali, Colombia.
H. Allen Benowitz was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from the Interboro Institute of Business, Manhattan. A self-taught photographer, he lives in Miami and spends time at his log home in Burnsville, NC.
His fine art photography is for sale and may also be viewed online: www.H-AllenArt.com.