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Lawrence Russ

Photographic Areas of Focus

Architecture, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nature, People, Portrait, Still Life, Street


United States of America


Lawrence Russ received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he was the Alfred P. Sloan Scholar for the Humanities, winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize and other writing awards, majoring in English Literature and Writing. He received his Master of the Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he was chosen as one of two Honorary Fellows in Poetry by the faculty of the Writing Program. He has published prose and poetry in many journals and anthologies, including The Virginia Quarterly Review, Image, Parabola, The Iowa Review, Atlanta Review, and New York Quarterly. His photographic work, to which he has been dedicated for the last twenty years, has received various Prizes, Honorable Mentions, or Prize Nominations in global competitions including the London International Creative Competition Awards (2023), International Photography Awards (2023, 2022, 2015); international Fine Art Photography Awards (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019; International COLOR Awards (2023, 2022, 2021); reFocus Color Photography Awards (2023) and reFocus World Photo Annual Awards (2023); and Analog Sparks International Film Photography Awards (2023). Work selected for numerous juried exhibitions of the Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), PhotoPlace Gallery (Middlebury, VT), Praxis Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Black Box Gallery (Portland, OR), The Atlanta Photography Group Gallery (Atlanta, GA), A Smith Gallery (TX), and other venues. Photographs of mine have been published in F-Stop Magazine, The Photo Review (Annual International Competition issue); COLOR Magazine (Merit Award), Shadow & Light Magazine, and other publications.

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2023Color Photography Contest

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