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 with his wife, Jo. They enjoy living at their 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.
The trademark of my work is depth and texture: “Depth,” with a goal of drawing one’s eye in to the picture, where the moment was captured; and “texture,” which gives me a visceral pleasure, highlighting varying objects’ multifaceted shapes and shades of light, bringing a still image to life. Each subject I capture is motivated by passion.
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; and award winner B/W photography, One Ear Society; winner, American Institute of Architects. 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 International Contemporary Art, Coastal Elegance & Wealth, The ARTnews, Laurel of Asheville, Art & Beyond, and Art Business News magazines. His photo subjects include Nature, wildlife, people, architecture, and adventure travel.
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 North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Altapass Orchard in Little Switzerland, the Design Gallery in Burnsville, the Toe River Arts Council, and at the Andrews Art Museum and Cultural Center, in solo exhibitions.
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; the Boca Raton Museum of Art Arts Festival; Las Olas Art Festival, FL; the Toe River Arts Council, Burnsville, NC; Art & Culture Center of Hollywood; and Spectrum-Miami.
1800 NE 114 Street – 1710, Miami, FL 33181-3412
[Nov.-Apr. in Miami; May-Oct. in NC]