Tom Bell

Tom Bell

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Tom Bell is an award-winning fine art photographer, residing in southern Illinois. He has been a photographer most of his life and has been involved with digital imaging since the early 1990’s. He is know for his cultural photographs of Mayan Indians in Guatemala, in addition to landscapes and other fine art images in Guatemala, the United States, and Europe. He works in both black & white and color, with a preference for black & white images. He is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). Bell is a full-time college administrator at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois where he is Associate Dean for Media Services & Telecommunications. He was named a Fulbright Scholar to Guatemala in 1991, where he taught communications at Rafael Landívar University. He has worked as an educator, journalist, and television producer. He currently lives in Makanda, Illinois with his wife, two children, and a neurotic cairn terrier named Mr. Watson. _____________________ If you are interested in obtaining fine art prints, you may contact Mr. Bell by using the email address at the right. _____________________ Awards and Recognition: 2012 -WPGA Portrait & People 3rd. Edition, Honorable Mention 2011 -WPGA September Edition of Pollux Awards - 1st Place in Fine Art 2011 – International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in People: Portrait Honorable Mention in Architecture: Historic Honorable Mention in Architecture: Historic Honorable Mention in Special: Travel/Tourism 2011 - Southern Illinois Artist Open Competition Exhibition, August 6 - Oct. 16 Cedarhurst Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois "Antigua Garden" and "Holy Cross Chapel, Slovakia" 2011 – WPGA 2nd Edition Black & White Awards 1st Pace in Animals and Wildlife 2nd Place in Citiscapes and Street Photography 3rd Place in Landscapes Special Mention of the Jury in Citiscapes 2011 – Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) People’s Choice Awards 2nd Place in Non Professional Portraits 9 additional “Official Selection” Awards 2011 -WPGA April Edition of Pollux Awards 2nd Place in Landscapes and Seascapes 2010 - WPGA Pollux Awards 1st Place in Portraits 2010 - WPGA Portraits and People Awards Gold Award 2009 – Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence 2009 - Southern Illinois Artist Open Competition Exhibition Cedarhurst Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois "Woman of Santiago Atitlan" 2008 – Photoshop World Guru Award finalist

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