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Tom Bell is a multiple international 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 1990s. He is known 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. Bell has also received aclaim for his digital paintings; this website features both photography and paintings.
Bell is a full-time college administrator at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois where he is Associate Dean for Learning Resources . He was named a Fulbright Scholar to Guatemala in 1991, where he taught communications at Rafael Landivar 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.
Bell has won numerous international awards including the Versace Award for Photographic Excellence, the Prix de Photographie de Paris, and the Worldwide Photographic Gala Awards. He is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).
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Awards and Recognition:
2012 WPGA Portrait Award (Judged by Steve McCurry) - Honorable Mention
2012 B&W Spider Awards - Finalist in Architecture category
- Finalist in Fine Art category
- Finalist in Portrait Category
2011 WPGA Portrait & People 3rd. Edition - Honorable Mention
2011 WPGA September Edition of Pollux Awards - First Place in Fine Art
2011 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention in People: Portrait
- Honorable Mention in Architecture: Historic (two awards)
- 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 Second Edition Black & White Awards - First Pace in Animals and Wildlife
- Second Place in Citiscapes and Street Photography
- Third Place in Landscapes
- Special Mention of the Jury in Citiscapes
2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Peoples Choice Awards - Second Place (Silver Award) in Non Professional Portraits
- Nine additional Official Selection Awards
2011 WPGA April Edition of Pollux Awards - First Place in Portraits
2010 WPGA Portraits and People Awards - Gold Award
The 2009 Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence
2009 - Southern Illinois Artist Open Competition Exhibition Cedarhurst Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
- 'Woman of Santiago Atitlan