Karen Hirsch
Photography, Chicago Illinois United States
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Contact details
1200 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Tel: 312 658-0700
Brief Summary
Karen I. HIrsch is an award-winning commercial, editorial and fine art photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. Her images have earned honors in worldwide competitions and have been published internationally in books, magazines and newspapers.  

Hirsch "tells the story" with her images.  She captures the essence of an event, location or personality. She has worked with top advertising agencies in the country.  

In 2007, the Government of China honored Hirsch by inviting her to be one of ten foreign photographers to document the city of Rizhao. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council have awarded her with art grants. Hirsch’s work has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Magazine, Communication Arts and Graphis photo annuals. 

Hirsch is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and immediate past president of Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum. Her prints are found in corporate and private collections.

The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, Citibank, Citgo, Coca Cola, Coors, CNA Insurance, Daimler/Chrysler, Draft/FCB, Fidelity Investments, Energy BBDO, Forbes, Four Seasons Hotel,  Google, Government of China, High Sierra Sports, Illinois Office of Tourism, Leo Burnett, Sailing World, SLAM
Professional Experience
Owner - Karen I. HIrsch Photography since 1991

Awards and Recognition
2015 Black & White Spider Awards - 3 Nominees, 2014 Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2013 Masters Cup International Color Photo Competition - Nominee Abstracts, 2012 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention-Fine Art/Abstract series, 2011 The Art-Exchange - Winner of t"Your Art on Your Website" Compettion, 2010 First Place - Alteration of Reality - Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum International Photo Competition, 2009 Black & White Spider Awards Nominee, 2009 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention-Fine Art, 2009 Prix de la Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention/Professional, 2007 International Color Awards - Masters Cup -2 Nominations-Sports, 2006 Adobe Digital Imaging International Competition- Honorable Mention, Grant - Illinois Arts Council, 2 photography grants - Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Grand Prize - ASMP/Fuji Competition, Grand Prize- Chicago Daily News-Kodak Competition, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Graphis Photography Annual

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