Though I used to relish the idea of entering wedding photography contests - in late summer of 2018 after much prodding from my own staff - I finally relented. The Wedding Photojournalist Association or the WPJA was an obvious choice as they set the bar very high for both accepting members as well as recognizing excellence amongst its rank. I did smile a bit as I recognized many members - who like myself left photojournalism for the wonderful storytelling ability that is present in modern & contemporary wedding photography. So many of the giants of today's wedding photography were formerly successful photojournalists.
Though I have only just started to submit images, I am pretty pleased with the recognition received so far including a WPJA Artistic Guild TOP 100 Photographer. I do hope to create many more wonderful moments for couples who put their trust in me to tell their unique love stories.
International photojournalism awards:
The Best of Photojournalism 2 - 1st places in Magazine and Reportage
Czech Press Photo - numerous awards in various categories
Hearst Journalism Award
KNPA Sports Photographer of the Year
and various others
The BEST AWARD: being told that children were being adopted from an orphanage in Ukraine by American couples who had seen
my reportage on their plight. The truth is: there are no awards that can ever top that!
Kurt's photography has been exhibited internationally in New York City, London, Prague, and Louisville