Resume of Peter B Kaplan

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

2013
Six images chosen to be in the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero. One of the images will be the second largest in Museum (9’ x 6.5’)
2012
One man show and lecture at Port Washington Library
2011
July- One man show for 125th Anniversary of Statue of  Liberty; The Mac Shop, Wilmington, DE
2011
April- Solo show from future book project “America From Above” The Mac Shop, Wilmington, DE.
2011
Guest speaker at Antonelli Institute, Glenside, PA
2010
Guest speaker at Opening of Gordon Parks Museum, Fort Scott Community College, Ft. Scott, KS
2010
Image chosen for Fringe Wilmington 2010 show.
2010
Ritz Camera Celebrity-Corner web site.
2010
Public House Gallery, Wilmington, DE; Bright Lights
2009
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Focus Philadelphia
2008-09
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE “Eye / I Witness Gordon Parks Arts Competition.” One image choosen
2008
The Times Center memorial service for Dith Pran ; (Whose biography was made into The Killing Fields,1984) – one of the eight speakers, since Pran was Mr. Kaplan’s assistant and that is where he learned his photography trade.
2008
Nikon website- Education Series story about CitiBank Building special published book project done for Turner Construction Company.
2008
Cover story in Photo Media Magazine
2008
Cover story in Double Exposure Magazine
2007
Publication “CitiGroup LIC #2” Self published for Turner Construction Company as gifts for client’s new building.
2006
Nikon website- Legends Behind the Lens section.
2006
Created all of the large art work for Valero’s new Corporate headquarters at Delaware City, Delaware
2004
Publication “Delaware, America 24/7” published by DK Publishing. Cover image and inside selects.
2003
Publication “America 24/7” published by DK Publishing.
2003
Publication “ELEVEN Witnessing The World Trade Center1974-2001” a one year commemorative of 9/11 published by Rizzoli International Publications; more photos in book then any other photographer.
2002
Publication “Liberty For All” collaborated with Lee Iacocca who wrote, authored, and published by Miller Publishing.

1990 – 2000

1999-00
NAFP (National Association of Freelance Photographers) National Board of Executives, Vice President
1998
U.S. Postal Service Commemorative Postage Stamp of The Chrysler Building (Century Series)
1997-98
Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) fellowship
1996
Center for Creative Art, Yorklyn, Delaware Chairperson Silent Auction
1993-96
ASMP National Board of Directors
1989-95
ASMP NY Chapter Board of Directors, Vice President
1993
Designated “Official Photographer” 7A’s; American Association for the Advancement and Appreciation of Animals In Art and Architecture
1991
Designated “Official Photographer” Operation Welcome Home, NYC. Gulf War #1.

1980 – 1990

1989-90
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum; one-man show for the 25th Anniversary of the Arch titled “Three Coasts” which included 158 images of St. Louis Arch, Old Court House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
1989-2013
Founder and Chairman of Marty Forscher Scholarship Award, NYC. Continuing to present.
1986-88
Issue of 170 Commemorative Stamps in thirteen nations Worldwide, in celebration of The Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary, featuring only Mr. Kaplan’s images
1987
Designated “Official Photographer” of 50th Anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge Celebration San Francisco, CA.
1987
Publication A Celebration of Freedom by Liberty Centennial Press.
1987
Photographs placed in the 100th Anniversary “TIME CAPSULE” of Statue of Liberty.
1986
Issuance of U.S. and French Commemorative Stamp of Statue of Liberty, July 4, 1986 for 100th Anniversary.
1986
Art Directors Award; Best Poster included in MOMA. NYC permanent collection
1986
Art Directors Award Best B&W Advertising
1986
Gold Award Best Documentary: International Film & TV Festival of New York Addy Gold Award: Montgomery Advertising Federation.
1985
Liberty: The Statue and the American Dream published by National Geographic Society.
1985
Cover story-American Photographer Magazine with essay inside
1985
Marquis Who’s Who In America
1984
Art Directors Award “Torch Song” for Life Magazine.
1984
PMDA awarded Professional Photographer of the Year
1983
Photographs placed in the 100th Anniversary “TIME CAPSULE” of Brooklyn Bridge.
1982-93
Designated “Preferred Photographer” Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
1982
Photographs of Chrysler Building spire restoration placed in”TIME CAPSULE” in the building’s top section.
1981
Photographs placed in Empire State Building 50th Anniversary “TIME CAPSULE”.
1980-81
ASMP National Board of Directors

1970-1980

1979
First issue of American Geo 18 page essay on Rattlesnakes
1978
Test issue of American Geo cover and inside essay on California Condor.

EXHIBITIONS

2012
Exhibition and one night lecture
2011
125th Anniversary of Statue of Liberty; The Mac Shop,
Wilmington, DE
2011
America From Above The Mac Shop, Wilmington, DE.
2010
Public House Gallery, Wilmington, DE; Bright Lights
2009
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Focus Philadelphia
2009
Gallery 919, one-man show, “Liberty and American From
Above”, Wilmington, DE.
2008-09
Delaware Art Museum part of, ”Eye/I Witness Gordon Parks Arts Competition” show, Wilmington, DE.
2008
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; The American
Spirit :The Collection of A.G. Edwards/Wachovia
Securities.
2007
Art Gallery of the Philomathean Society, Philadelphia, PA,
“Liberty, High Nudes & America From Above.”
2007
University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA.”The Secret Life of Water”
2007
Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck New York “ Great Neck High School class of 1957 50th Reunion Art
Exhibition”
2006-07
The Skyscraper Museum – “Giants: The Twin Towers and The 20th Century- major portion of exhibit showing building
the 20th Century” major portion of the show (on building
of the antenna).
2005-06
“The Way We Worked” Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery
National Archive, Washington, D.C. . His image was used
not only in show but also as the cover of the brochure and
the opening mural.
2004
Wilmington College; Dover, DE
2004
One-man show at Hyacinths & Dragonflies, Newark, DE-
“USA ET All”.
2003
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE- “Liberty For All”
show.
2002
Eleven Witnessing the World Trade Center 1974-2002
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy- 66 images
New York City, NY
Palm Beach Photographic Center -66 images
Delray Beach FL
Paris, France – FNAC-Saint Lazare-44 images
London, England -Old Saatchi Gallery-55 images
New Delhi, India -The Open Palm Court-India Habitat
Center- 66 images
Moscow, RUSSIA-Interfoto –Moscow State Exhibition
Hall – 44 images Krasnoyarsk
Siberia -Krasnoyarsk
Museum Center- 44 images
2002
One-man show at the Museum of the Tampa Gallery of Photographic Arts – “ New York New York”
1999
Two images selected for the Ernst Haas Memorial permanent Collection show at Portland Museum of Art, Maine
1998
One-man show called “From The Big Apple to The Brandywine” at the Carvel State Building, Wilmington, DE.
1997
One-man show called “The Lady, Manhattan and Brandywine” at Center for Creative Arts, Yorklyn, DE
1996
University of Iowa, Museum of Art, “Images of the American Prairie.”
1992-95
Smithsonian Traveling Show “Desert Storm.”
1991
Bryant Library, Roslyn, Long Island, NY, “Ellis Island.”
1991
Smithsonian Institute Washington, DC, lectured “Heights”
1991
New York Telephone “Stars & Stripes,” NYC.
1990-91
St. Louis Arch Museum “Three Coasts” One Man Show, St. Louis, MO.
1989-97
Empire State Building Exhibition NYC. “Peter B’s N. Y.
1986
  • Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH.-part of show
  • Liberty Drew University, Madison, NJ- One Man Show
  • The Lady International Center of Photography, New York, NY, one man show
  • “High On NY.” Johnson & Johnson , Corporate headquarters, New Brunswick
  • “Images of An Icon.” Municipal Arts Society of New York, NY One Man Show
  • ,”High On NY.” New York State Museum at Albany and Buffalo, NY
  • “Taking
    Liberties – Lady Pieces.” Nikon House NYC-One Man Show
  • “The Man & His Lady.” Tower Gallery NYC-One Man Show
  • “The Statue & Her Photographer.”
1986
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
1985
New York Historical Society
1983
Municipal Art Society of New York, NY “Brooklyn Bridge”
1983
The Whitney Museum of American Art, “Phototypes”
1982
New York Historical Society, “Seven Photographers See New York”
1981
Municipal Art Society Of New York, NY “The Pyramid Photo Show” (Opening Show)
1980
Images Gallery,11 West57th St, NYC-Group show. First color Photography gallery show uptown.
1979
New York Historical Society, “The Centennial Celebration”

CORPORATE & MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  • A.G. Edward’s & Sons, Inc., St Louis, MO
  • A.G. Edwards/Wachovia Securities, St Louis, MO
  • Bank of America/ Merrill-Lynch, NYC, NY
  • Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
  • Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
  • George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
  • International Center of Photography N.Y.C. NY
  • Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Keefe, Byrette & Woods, Esq., N.Y.C. NY
  • Merrill-Lynch Corporate Headquarters, N.Y.C. NY
  • New York Mason Tenders Trust Fund, NYC, NY
  • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
  • Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C., NY
  • Philadelphia Life Insurance, Co. , Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
  • Kern Capital Management LLC, NYC
  • Elliott and Company, CPA, NYC, NY
  • Valero Refining Group Inc, Delaware City, DE.
  • National Archive, Washington, D.C.
  • The Skyscraper Museum, NYC, NY
  • Signature Landscapes, Carson, NV
  • The 9/11 Museum, Ground Zero, NYC,NY

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Vice President Biden
  • Senator Carper
  • Congressman Mike Castle
  • Governor Ed Rendell
  • Lindsey Silverman; Nikon, Inc.
  • Eddie & Alyssa Adams; Eddie Adams Workshop
  • Charles and Denise Avolio; V.P. Turner Construction
  • Don Carroll; Concept Images
  • Victor and Kim Milt; Victor Milt Associates
  • Lebo Newman; Signature Landscapes
  • Peter Schaffer; A La Vieille Russie
  • Amy & Chuck Spielman; Only Yesterday Classic Autos
  • Charles & Irene Haupt; Concert Master of Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony

EDUCATION

1958
Hofstra College, Hempstead, NY-Liberal arts
1958-59
C.W. Post College, Brookville, NY- Liberal arts/Pre-Med
1962-63
Farley Dickinson University, East Rutherford, NJ- Pre-Med
1963-95
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; majored
in photography, minor photo engraving.
1972
Studied with Harvey Lloyd, Brodivitch course, SVA
1976
Yosemite Valley Workshop; selected to study with Ansel
Adams, also studied with Morley Baer and worked with
John Sexton who was Mr. Adams assistant that summer.
1977
ICP studied with Doug Faulkner- Freelance underwater
1978
ICP studied with Bob Sisson-National Geographic
1978
ICP studied with John Lowengard-Life Magazine

ASSISTED THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHERS

  • Harry Benson
  • John Dominis
  • Arnold Newman
  • Alan Vogel
  • Carl Fischer
  • Peter Papadopolous
  • Philippe Halsman
  • Bert Stern
  • The Baron Alexis Getchman Waldeck
  • The Earl of Lichfield
  • David Bailey
  • Burt Glynn
  • Jack Ward
  • Ryszard Horowitz
  • Claude Chassagne
  • Harry Hamburg
  • Barry O’Rourke
  • George Hausmann
  • Eddie Burger
  • Bill Stettner
  • Steve Steigman
  • Diana Mara Henry
  • Barbara Waterston

LECTURES

2011
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2011
Antonelli Institute, Glenside, PA
2010
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009
National League of American Pen Women, Wilmington, DE
2009
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009
Long Island Camera Club, Port Washington, LI, NY
2009
New Castle Masonic Lodge, New Castle, DE
2008
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2008
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
2004
National League of American Pen Women, Wilmington, DE
2001
Wilmington College, Wilmington, DE
1999
Various wildlife societies in Delaware, Pennsylvania & N.J.
1996
The Friends of Hockessin Library Annual meeting.
The Delaware Camera Club, The Long Island |Camera Club
1992
Statue of Liberty Collectors Club first annual convention, NYC
1986
Eastman Kodak Series THAT SPECIAL LADY done in 14
cities U. S. and Canada
1985
Eastman Kodak of Canada, Toronto Photo Convention
1980-98
Organizational Guest Lectures: ASMP local chapters:
Albuquerque;Houston; Dallas; Miami; Southern Calif.; San
Francisco; St. Louis; Salt Lake City; Detroit; Cleveland;
Atlanta; Washington, DC; Chicago; Boston; Denver;
Philadelphia; New York; Long Island; New Jersey;
APA: Milwaukee; Chicago; NYC
PPA: San Francisco, Long Island; New York, PPA Photo
Expo, NYC;
NPPA: annual convention, Miami Beach, FL, NYC
WHNPA high school program at The Smithsonian,
Washington DC; PDN New York Photo Expo, Pro Photo
Washington, DC; Municipal Arts Society of New York;
NY Botanical Gardens; NY Audubon Society; NY Sierra
Club; Statue of Liberty Collectors Club; Metropolitan Life
Insurance Philatelic Society; Delaware AMA panel
discussion, ASPP, WPPA.

GUEST LECTURER

  • Columbia University School of Journalism, NYC
  • New York University, NYC
  • The New School, NYC
  • School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
  • Drew University, NJ
  • Calvin College, MI
  • The Riverdale School, NYC
  • C.W. Post University, Long Island, NY
  • University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilmington College, Wilmington, DE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Wilmington College, DE- ’01- ‘07
  • Center for Creative Arts, DE-’99-00, ‘03
  • School of Visual Arts, NYC ’89-94
  • Tahoe Workshop, CA ’85
  • Bodie Workshop, CA ’91
  • Maine Photo Workshop, ME ’80-87
  • Truckee Photo Workshop, CA ‘85
  • Eddie Adams Workshop, NY ‘89
  • Palm Beach Photo Workshop ’90-92
  • South Florida Workshop ’88
  • NY. Botanical Garden ’80-82
  • Winnona PPA- Chicago ’88

TV APPEARANCES

  • Good Morning America (7X)
  • Today Show (2X)
  • Sunday Morning (2X)
  • CNN (3X)
  • NBC National News (feature piece by Bob Dotson)
  • Real People
  • In & Out Of Focus
  • Joe Franklin Show
  • Good Morning Canada
  • The Travel Channel
  • Home Gardening channel- Finders Keepers
  • Treasure HD Company -The Ultimate Collector
  • St. Louis evening news (feature piece)
  • Salt Lake City evening news (feature piece)

ENDORSEMENTS

  • Eastman Kodak (TV and print 3X)
  • Nikon (print 3X)
  • Nimslo (print)
  • Soligar Lens (print)

ORGANIZATIONS

2006-10
Brandywine Photo Collective
2003-10
National Society of Photoshop Professionals
2002-05
Society of Photographic Education
2003-10
American Society of Media Photographers –Life Member
1998-2000
National Association of Freelance Photographers
1997-99
White House News Photographers Association General Member
1989-2012
Founder and Chairman of THE MARTY FORSCHER
FELLOWSHIP FUND -Yearly fellowships given to
professional photographers and photography students.
1987-92
American Society of Picture Professionals – General Member
1971-2012
American Society of Media Photographers – Life Member
National Board; Local Chapter Board
American Society of Magazine Photographers-General
Member; National Board; Local Chapter Board
1974-79
Sierra Club Photographic Society – Vice President (76-77)
1964-67
Professional Photographers of America- General Member
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