Karen I. Hirsch won the Grand Prize in a Kodak newspaper competition with a photo she took in Barcelona while a college student. Since then, her photos have been published in Communication Arts, Graphis, Architectural Digest, Forbes , The Chicago Tribune and many other magazines, newspapers, books and calendars. As a commercial photographer, she has partnered with clients including Draft/FCB, Leo Burnett, Four Seasons Hotel, State of Illinois Department of Tourism, Slam and Nike.
In 2007, the Chinese government invited Karen to be one of ten photographers to participate in the project 'Rizhao China in the Eyes of Foreign Photographers'. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council sponsored her one-woman exhibit, 'My Chicago', featuring more than 200 images of Chicago's people, places and events.
In addition to assignment photography, Karen has an impressive collection of travel, sailing and abstract photos used for fine art decor and licensed as stock.
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