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Benavente's artwork has been shown in galleries in the USA, as well as in Asia and Europe.

About the artist:

Irene Benavente

Irene Benavente, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and presently living in California, is internationally recognized for her distinctive, "painting-like" floral photographs. Inspired by her passion for flowers, and influenced by the floral tradition and pristine charm of her homeland, Benavente captures her vision of the full cycle of life, a vision replete with a sense of harmony and serenity. Each of her striking photographs is created in her studio, using a traditional large format camera.

Her purity of form has resulted in works that have won her many professional international awards in America, Canada, and China. Her work has been published in the Loan Collection books, the PPA Showcase books and the WPPI books. She received the FUJI Masterpiece Award 2006. She was honored by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as "Photographer of the Year 2004 and 2005 Silver, and 2006 Gold". In 2008 she received her Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. In 2009 she received the "Photographic Mastery" Award from the WPPI. She was honored by the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC) as "Photographer of the Year" in 2008 and again in 2010.

 


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