Nov 15th, 2010. 7:30 p.m.
WLRN’s ArtStreet Project will feature the cultural photographer on Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The interview will feature 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 in the International Kodak Contest; award winner B/W photography, One Ear Society; juried exhibitions at the Coconut Grove Art Festival, Beaux Arts Festival, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, and others. Among numerous publications in which he has been featured and appeared are the ARTnews, Miami Monthly Magazine, The Andrews Journal, the Cherokee Scout, The Journal of Court Reporting, Miami Snow Ski Club Magazine, Miami Art Guide, and Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine. His photo subjects include Landscape, Wildlife, People, Adventure Travel, and Architecture. Solo exhibitions include the Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery; Nathan Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton; retrospective at the Espirito Santo-Conrad Hotel, Miami; Miami Art Space, Wynwood; Darby Technologies, Coral Gables, FL.
In 2008, Mr. Benowitz returned from Cuba on a humanitarian mission where he photographed “Life in Cuba 2008” during the “10th Anniversary of Castro’s Five-Year Plan.” This occurred shortly before Hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked their havoc on the people of Cuba. His pre-storm photographs have preserved the impoverished state of this beautiful little island on film.
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 with his wife, Jo, at their log home in Burnsville, NC.