H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and a graduate from the Interboro Institute of Business in Manhattan, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s, where he currently resides. He enjoys living at his log home in Burnsville, NC, from spring to fall.
As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood.
Recognition for his work includes a Judges' Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum's Beaux Arts Festival; honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest; award winner, B/W photography, One Ear Society; winner, American Institute of Architects global competition; honorable mention, five-state juried art competition, Toe River Arts Council, Spruce Pine, NC, September 2015. His work has also appeared at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, and in the Wynwood and Miami Design Districts. Among numerous publications in which he has been featured are Coastal Elegance & Wealth, The ARTnews, Laurel of Asheville, Art & Beyond, and Art Business News magazines. Two of his visual works of art have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 International Contemporary Artists art book, Volume IX, entitled "An Exploring Journey to Art." Mr. Benowitz has also been chosen as one of Art Business News' Top Emerging Artists for 2014, published in its fall edition. In July 2015, his work was on display at the Louvre in Paris. In March 2016 and 2018, he was presented with six Winner and Nominee Medals in the 9th & 11th Annual International Color Awards Competitions. Photo subjects include Nature, wildlife, people, architecture, and adventure travel. In the 2017 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, "Fog City," "Surf Slinky," and "Cigar Man" received Honorable Mention, Nominee, and Nominee awards, respectively. Published: National Geographic "Your Shot." Lifetime Achievement Award; Featured Artist, Marquis Who's Who, 2018-2019; Art & Beyond and SE Florida Style & Design magazines.
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.
Mr. Benowitz has been invited by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, to photo journal his country's Moussem de Tan-Tan, an annual festival. 20,000 tribesmen and foreign dignitaries met for a cultural and professional exchange mission 500
miles south of Casablanca in the Sahara Desert. The Moussem de Tan-Tan has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage for Peace and the Humanities.
Mr. Benowitz has also lectured and exhibited in Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and New York.
Mr. Benowitz returned from Cuba on a humanitarian mission where he photographed "Life in Cuba 2008."
His recent exhibitions: the Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, FL; Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC; Naples National & Downtown Arts Festivals; Las Olas Art Festival, FL; the Toe River Arts Council, Burnsville, NC; Art & Culture Center of Hollywood; Spectrum-Miami; Coral Gables Museum; Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York City; and Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery.