FOTOmentor Award 2019

Vincent Versace, will be the recipient of the prestigious
FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2019

The recipient of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2019, Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. One of the founding Nikon Ambassadors who has been hailed as “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era,” Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, and he has been published in numerous national newspapers and magazines. Based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Sunbounce and others. His best-selling books include From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop, which Shutterbug Magazine called “the best how-to book of the year.” His exhibition at the Photo Centre will feature images illustrating the many facets of Vincent’s work, from his beautiful portraits of flowers and landscapes to infrared images and cultural and celebrity portraits.


About the FOTOmentor Award:

Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography. Previous recipients include distinguished photographers:

  • Ruth Bernhardt
  • Bill Eppridge
  • Elliott Erwitt
  • Lawrence Gartel
  • Ralph Gibson
  • Walter Iooss Jr.
  • Michael Kenna
  • David Hume Kennerly
  • Robert Glenn Ketchum
  • Douglas Kirkland
  • John Loengard
  • Duane Michals
  • Ralph Morse
  • David Muench
  • James Nachtwey
  • Arrnold Newman
  • Gordon Parks
  • Sebastiao Salgado
  • Howard Schatz
  • Evon Streetman
  • David Turnley
  • David Rubinger
  • Joyce Tenneson
  • Vincent Versace
  • Albert Watson
  • Art Wolfe

Rising Star:


Museum Exhibit


The museum exhibit will open some time in January 2019.


> CLICK HERE for information on the exhibit on the website