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Gary Martin Photography
Awards, Publications, and Recognition

A number of my photos have been entered in various photography contests. I was privileged to win first place in 2002 in Door County Maritime Museum' s annual Juried Photography Contest in the color category with a 4 min exposure of the Sturgeon Bay North Pierhead Lighthouse. I've had photos take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in various categories in Lighthouse Digest's annual lighthouse photo contest over the years.. In 2000 I was very fortunate to have a photo win an Honorable Mention in Popular Photography's Annual International Picture contest. This was a particular honor form me since only 54 out of the more than 60,000 photos entered in the contest were published in the January, 2001 issue of Popular Photography. I've also had several photographs published in the monthly photo contests of the various major photography magazines and in a number of regional lighthouse photography contests.

There have been articles published on my lighthouse photography in Encore magazine, published locally in my home town, Kalamazoo, Michigan and in Lighthouse Legacy, a magazine for collectors of lighthouse miniatures. I was honored to have my images appear the February '03 and October '04 covers of Lighthouse Digest, and on the cover of the 2004 Lake Michigan Circle Tour &Lighthouse Guide, and the cover of the 2005 Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival program. My lighthouse photos have also appeared multiple times on the cover of the Lighthouse Depot catalog. I've also had several photo stories published in the Lighthouse Digest. One of my storm photos, "Restless Lake," appeared on the cover of Great Laker magazine along with my photo article on Stormy Weather Photography in the Fall 2003 issue. Beginning with the July-September 2004 issue of Great Laker, I was invited to write a quarterly series on "Marine Photography," the first segment was titled, "Photographing at the Edges of the Day," which can be accessed via the link below. There are now fourteen published articles in the series, with articles planned through the end of 2008. Links to all of the published articles can be accessed from the button boxes at the bottom of any of the articles- Click Here - for the first article and scroll down when the page loads. In 2006, I became a regular contributor to Leading Lights, a lighthouse magazine published internationally in The Netherlands.  More recently, I have had a cover photo on the magazine Casino Connection and provided the photographs for a photo article on the lighthouses of the Jersey coast titled, "Guiding Lights."

I have also been fortunate to have had several lighthouse photogaphy exhibits in Kalamazoo which led to the opening of my own gallery in Suite 217 Park Trades Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo in June, 2005. My work is also exhibited in a number of galleries along the Lake Michigan shore, including, Waterfront Framing & Fine Art in St. Joseph, Artworks in South Haven, Castlepark Gallery in Holland, at MarineTech in Grand Haven, and at the Corner Store in Harbor Beach on Lake Huron. This links provided will take you to pages showing some of the work exhibited in and available from those galleries.

A new exhibit will be opening May 23rd, 2008 in the Dar Davis gallery of the Krasl Art Center at 707 Lake Boulevard in St Joseph, Michigan, 49085.  The exhibit will run through July 20th, 2008.  For directions or more information on the Krasl Art Center exhibit schedule, use the button in the Gallery Exhibits section of the entry page.

Links to new Castlepark and Corner Store gallery pages are coming soon.








Lake Effects

From the February 2005 issue of Kalamazoo Guide Magazine - this is a large file - 630 Kb

Guiding Lights

From the September 2007 issue of Casino Connection Magazine - this is a large file -

~900 Kb


Click below to go to the first Great Laker Marine Photography article:

"Photographing at the Edges of the Day"

A photo essay of Big Red, Holland, Michigan at sunrise and sunset.

These are large files (200+ Kbytes) and you will need to scroll to see all of the two page spread, but there is no way to insure that the text is visible otherwise.

Posters from the Marine Photography Series









All images are Copyrighted by Gary Martin, 1996-2007. No images can be downloaded or used for any purpose without premission in writing from the copyright holder.