ABOUT THE WINNER:
Karen I. Hirsch is an award-winning commercial, editorial and fine art photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. She “tells the story” with her editorial images and her sense of graphic design and awareness of color and composition carries over to her fine art creations. She makes abstract images with her camera as well as through digital interpretation in the computer.
In 2003, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs asked Hirsch to do a one-woman show at the Richard J. Daley Civic Center in honor of Chicago’s “birthday.”
Hirsch’s photos are found in corporate and private collections.
Hirsch is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and immediate past president of Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum
More of Hirsch's work can be seen at http://www.karenihirsch.com
The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit http://www.photoawards.com