Photography Annual 2014
Platinum Winner Spotlight: Caroline Knopf

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Photographer: Caroline Knopf | Title: The Whaling Widow

Caroline Knopf – The Whaling Widow

The Wyeth-inspired beauties of “The Whaling Widow” series epitomize the unique style of the fashionista-turned Photographer, Caroline Knopf. Caroline says inspiration can be found in many places, but most often it comes from paintings. In an interview that will be featured in this year’s Photography Annual 2014, Caroline explains the process below:

“The Whaling Widow” began from a sailing trip to Rhode Island, where I was intrigued by a painting with a haunting quality. The image of the girl on the bed emerged from the painting and I sought to tell her story of waiting and longing and those still moments o flife in the series. The New England Coast, combined with painting, led me to research whaling widows, architecture, symbolism of the sea, longing and water.

The series was awarded a Platinum in our Photography Annual 2014. Caroline Knopf is our newest Graphis Master and a consistent Graphis award winner, who also won a Gold for “La Bella Donna” in our Photography Annual 2010, as well as “29 Palms,” “Evening Portrait of Liu” and “The Girl Who Fell To Earth” in our Photography Annual 2014.

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Photographer: Caroline Knopf | Title: The Whaling Widow

Knopf is a Brooklyn-based Photographer whose love of storytelling takes her far and wide for that one shot. The granddaughter of a war Photographer who chronicled the Japanese surrender of World War II, Caroline’s natural eye for detail is an ideal complement to her broad technical knowledge and interest in fashion. Her work has appeared in galleries in Paris and Japan, winning an armful of awards and facilitating work with prodigious clientele, including Neiman Marcus, Conde Nast and Elle, among others. To check out more work by Caroline Knopf, click here.

Knopf is a successful Photographer in Brooklyn, New York. Other Platinum winners from the New York area are Henry Leutwyler, Kristofer Dan-Bergman, Mark Stetler, Tatijana Shoan and Phil Marco. Additional New York-based winners in our annual include Chris Santucci, Felix Nam Hoon Kim and Sandi Fellman. 

For additional inspiration, check out Graphis Issue 322, which features an article by Pete Hamill on the public and private art of the sharp-witted, Brooklyn-born caricature artist David Levine.

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 2.41.43 PMLeft Photographer: Henry Leutwyler                        Right Photographer: Kristofer Dan-Bergman 

12Left Photographer: Tatijana Shoan               Right Photographer: Mark Stetler       

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 4.04.00 PMLeft Photographer: Chris Santucci                       Right Photographer: Sandi Fellman

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 5.12.23 PMPhotographer: Phil Marco 

The photography competition features the most compelling and influential photography of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the Photography Annual 2015. To submit your own work to the Photography Annual 2015 competition, click here. 

Author: Rachel Lowry

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