CarusoPhoto | Recognition

My Bow Tie Awards, Publications, Solo Shows, and Exhibitions


Awards and Publications


2011

  • I was awarded third place overall at the Riverside Arts Festival, May 2011.
  • The editors of CaptureMyChicago selected me as the Showcased Photographer for March/April 2011. From their write-up: "To peg John as one type of photographer simply wouldn't do him justice. He's adept at many photographic styles. We picked him as the featured photographer for this showcase not because he's a great tree photographer, although he does have a few unique tree shots, but because we couldn't publish another showcase without recognizing John as a talent. Take look at his profile and you'll delight in the way he uses a camera. We encourage you to follow him to keep up on his work at Capture My Chicago." To view the write up, click here. To view my  CaptureMyChicago profile, click here.
  • My photograph, Koi and Coins, was chosen for inclusion in the Water Street Stuidos (Batavia, IL) Summer Gallery show.
  • My photograph, Sky Lines, was published in issue 26 of JPG Magazine (as the table of contents page). For more information, please visit the JPG Magazine Issue 26 web page.
  • My photograph, Delivery, was chosen for inclusion in the Water Street Stuidos (Batavia, IL) Winter Gallery show.


2010

  • Two of my photographs--Not Quite a Snow Day & Southern Panorama, Night--were selected for publication in this year's CaptureMyChicago book. (www.capturemychicago.com)
  • My photograph, You Are Here, was chosen for inclusion in the Water Street Stuidos (Batavia, IL) Anniversary Gallery show.
  • My photograph, Corporate Landscape, was selected as the Photo of the Day on the WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, web site on September 13, 2010 (www.chicagopublicradio.org).


2009

  • One of my photographs was chosen as a prize winner in the Capture My Chicago photo contest. Only 18 prizes were awarded to a field of over 28,000 photo submissions. Furthermore, a number of my photographs will be published in the Capture My Chicago hard bound, coffee table book and accompanying DVD. (www.capturemychicago.com)
  • My photo, Backlit Glass, will be on the cover of the Dutch edition of Frederick Reiken's new novel, Day for Night (Dag Voor Nacht).
  • My Photo, Harvest, was the featured photo on the WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, web site on November 23, 2009 (www.chicagopublicradio.org)
  • My Photo, Rush Hour Rain, was the featured photo on the WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, web site on October 17, 2009 (www.chicagopublicradio.org)
  • My Photo, F & P, was the featured photo on the WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, web site on October 2, 2009 (www.chicagopublicradio.org)
  • Cracked Court was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for September 26, 2009
  • Four People Looking North was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for September 24, 2009
  • My photo, Waiting in the Rain to Cross, was the featured photo on Chicago Public Radio's web site on July 2, 2009 (www.chicagopublicreadio.org).
  • Second Place Show Award, Riverside Arts Festival, May 2009.
  • Umbrella Walk was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for May 14, 2009
  • He Gets It was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for May 8, 2009
  • Hilltop Adieu was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for March 4, 2009


2008

  • Second Place, Betterphoto.com Monthly Contest for November (Over 20,900 entries) for the photo, Cover Girl.
  • John's article, Film & Digital, Discipline & Whimsey, was published in the December 2008 edition of Shutterbug magazine.
  • Second Place, Betterphoto.com Monthly Contest for August (Over 22,000 Entries) for the photo, He Gets It.
  • One of John's photos was selected to be the cover of the book, "The Rise of the Magnificent Mile" by authors Eric Bronsky and Neal Samors.
  • Honorable Mention, West End Arts Festival (LaGrange, IL)
  • Judge's Award, Graue Mill 7th Annual Fine Arts Festival (Oak Brook, Illinois)
  • Yellow Leaf, Blue Car, Rainy Day was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for April 30, 2008
  • City Reflected, 11:15 AM was selected as the Kodak Picture of the Day for April 28, 2008
  • Second Place, Betterphoto.com Monthly Contest for April (Over 30,000 Entries) for the photo I Lanes.

2007

  • First Place, Orland Park Art Fair
  • First Place, Two Dimentional, West End Art Fair (La Grange, Illinois)
  • Second Place, Betterphoto.com Monthly Contest for July (Over 31,100 Entries) for the photo Cacophony.


2006

  • Second Place, Betterphoto.com Monthly Contest for October (Over 25,100 Entries) for the photo The Original Blues Guy.



Solo Shows and Exhibitions

2009-2010


John Hancock Observatory
John Hancock Tower
Chicago, IL

  • Seven of John's black and white photographs of the Tower are displayed in the Observatory Lobby. These photographs are also available for purchase.


2008

Chicago Loop Alliance Annual Gala
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL

  • John donated 36 framed framed, limited edition, black and white photographs of Chicago for the Chicago Loop Alliance's Annual Gala's silent auction, which was exclusively comprised of these 36 photographs.


Orland Park Library,
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

  • A solo exhibition of John's photography was featured at the Orland Park Library in Orland Park, Illinois. As the Artist of the Month for May, John also participated in a "Meet the Artist" session to launch the exhibition.


2007/2008

Beviamo Wine Bar
1358 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

  • A solo exhibition of over 20 of John's photographs were featured at Beviamo Wine Bar in Chicago.


2007

Whole Foods "Art in the Cafe" Gallery
River Forest, Illinois
7245 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

  • A solo exhibition of John's photographs hung in the River Forest (Illinois) Whole Foods Market's "Art in the Cafe" Gallery for the month of September.



Exhibitions
 

2011

Water Street Gallery
Batavia, IL

  • John's photograph, Delivery, was chosen for inclusion in the Water Street Stuidos (Batavia, IL) Winter Gallery show..


2010

Water Street Gallery
Batavia, IL

  • John's photograph, You Are Here, was chosen for inclusion in the Water Street Stuidos (Batavia, IL) Anniversary Gallery show.


2008

Northwest Cultural Council
Palatine, IL

  • John's photograph, Thesis/Antithesis, was selected to be included in the Northwest Cultural Council's 2008 Annual International Juried Photography Exhibition, Through the Looking Glass. This particular photograph was made on the grounds of the Ringling Mansion in Sarasota, Fl. The statue is being engulfed by a single banyan tree, it's prop roots proliferating to creating a wonderfully tangled, visually amazing scene.


2007

Elmhurst Artist's Guild's National Art Premier
Elmurst Art Museum

  • John's photograph, Marquee Detail, was selected for inclusion in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild's National Art Premier at the Elmhurst Art Museum.


Bike-Power -The Bicycle as a Cultural Force
621 Gallery
Tallahassee, Florida

  • Five of John's photographs were accepted into the exhibition, featuring artists working in all media including photography, sculpture, video, and mixed media.