The following is from a press release:
In 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards received 6335 submissions from 89 countries around the world. Winners were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including: Tim Franco, Nadia Dias, Liza Van der Stock, Matilde Gattoni, Amélie Labourdette, Valery Klamm and Pierre Abensur.
Kirk Johnson is a novice photographer who has been taking photos, seriously, for the past 3 or 4 years. A Nikon shooter, Kirk is most interested in pictures of architecture, street and urban, floral and turning photos into abstract art. Most recently he has been fascinated with photos that he has converted to Mandalas using Photoshop. A member of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society, Kirk has won several local awards and has been recognized on two separate occasions with his photos displayed in Shutterbug.com (Shutterbug “Photo of the Day”). Kirk, a retired military officer, currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia (just outside Washington, D.C.) with his wife, Leslie. He works in Washington, D.C.