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Mike DiRenzo
East Yaphank, NY

About the Artist

Mike DiRenzo is a retired 6th Grade English and Science teacher and he is the current President of the Photographic Federation of Long Island which is the governing body for 21 camera clubs in the New York Metro Area including Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Mike is also the former President of the 120 member "Huntington Camera Club":http://www.huntingtoncameraclub.org/ in Huntington, New York. He has six times been the winner of the Leonard Victor Award from the "Photographic Federation of Long Island":http://www.pflionline.com/. In 2009 the "Photographic Soci…

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About the Artist

Mike DiRenzo is a retired 6th Grade English and Science teacher and he is the current President of the Photographic Federation of Long Island which is the governing body for 21 camera clubs in the New York Metro Area including Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Mike is also the former President of the 120 member "Huntington Camera Club":http://www.huntingtoncameraclub.org/ in Huntington, New York. He has six times been the winner of the Leonard Victor Award from the "Photographic Federation of Long Island":http://www.pflionline.com/. In 2009 the "Photographic Society of America":http://psa-photo.org/ awarded Mike a Gold Medal in their Annual International Club competition. He also won the first place award in the PSA 2010 International Travel Photo competition and third place in the PSA’s Photo Travel competition in 2013 and first place in the PSA’s 2013 Creative Imaging Division.

"Best in Show" 2014 St. Joseph’s Hospital Annual Photography Competition (Scenic)
"Grand Prize" 2014 St. Joseph’s Hospital Annual Photography competition (Black and White)
"Best in Show runner-up" 2014 Gurwin Center Annual Photography Competition
"Grand Prize" 2014 Gurwin Center Annual Photography Competition (Animals)

Mike has had his work featured on the websites of "Popular Photography":http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/friday-sep-24 as well as "Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s":http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/.

Artist’s Work

Castle hill lighthouse at dusk
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Castle Hill Lighthouse at Dusk

By Mike DiRenzo

The old watering hole
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The Old Watering Hole

By Mike DiRenzo

Drifting away
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Drifting Away

By Mike DiRenzo

Bass harbor sundown
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Bass Harbor Sundown

By Mike DiRenzo

The final frontier
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The Final Frontier

By Mike DiRenzo

Symphony in sunlight
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Symphony in Sunlight

By Mike DiRenzo

Desert dawn
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Desert Dawn

By Mike DiRenzo

West quoddy lighthouse
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West Quoddy Lighthouse

By Mike DiRenzo

Tetons ala mode
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Tetons ala Mode

By Mike DiRenzo

Multnomah falls 3
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Multnomah Falls

By Mike DiRenzo

Fire on the mountain
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Fire on the Mountain

By Mike DiRenzo

Montana sunrise
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Montana Sunrise

By Mike DiRenzo

Lupines and mountains
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Lupines and Mountains

By Mike DiRenzo

Four spoons and a green pea
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Four Spoons and a Green Pea

By Mike DiRenzo

Symphony in stone 4203 4
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Symphony in Stone #4203

By Mike DiRenzo

Annisquam harbor light
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Annisquam Harbor Light

By Mike DiRenzo

Symphony in stone 2874
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Symphony in Stone #2874

By Mike DiRenzo

Hand x ray
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Hand X-Ray

By Mike DiRenzo

Fiery sunset
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Fiery Sunset

By Mike DiRenzo

Ingongruence
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Incongruence

By Mike DiRenzo

Hall of the mountain king
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Hall of the Mountain King

By Mike DiRenzo

Grand haven at twilight
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Grand Haven at Twilight

By Mike DiRenzo

The way to the top
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The Way to the Top

By Mike DiRenzo

Reflections of pemaquid point
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Reflections of Pemaquid Point

By Mike DiRenzo

Autumn reflections 2
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Autumn Reflections

By Mike DiRenzo

Indian summer sunset
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Indian Summer Sunset

By Mike DiRenzo

Desert crescent moon
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Desert Crescent Moon

By Mike DiRenzo

Cave of the ancients
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Cave of the Ancients

By Mike DiRenzo

Symphony in stone
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Symphony in Stone

By Mike DiRenzo

Foggy sunset
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Foggy Sunset

By Mike DiRenzo

Palamino lake
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Palamino Lake

By Mike DiRenzo

Broken
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Broken

By Mike DiRenzo

Red barn at sunrise
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Red Barn at Sunrise

By Mike DiRenzo

One green pea
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One Green Pea

By Mike DiRenzo

Spooning
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Spooning

By Mike DiRenzo

Selected Exhibitions

  • United States National Parks 2017 Calendar cover photo
    Los Angles, California, 2016
  • Gurwin Center - Annual Photography Competition - Best In Show Runner-up
    Commack, NY, 2015
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Annual Photography Competition - Best in Show
    Bethpage, NY, 2014
  • Gurwin Center - Annual Photography Competition - Best In Show Runner-up
    Commack, NY, 2014
  • Huntington Arts Council - Tulip Festival Photo Contest - Grand Prize
    Huntington, NY, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • Brilliant Beacons- A History of the American Lighthouse - featured artist
    Published March 2016
  • Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Attleboro MA. "Beautiful America" the second of what has become an annual two full page article featuring photos and details of Mike's travels.
    July 4, 2011, July 3, 2012 July 4, 2013, July 4, 2014, July 4, 2015
  • New York Newsday - Explore Long Island Magazine - two time photo award winner.
    July 2008 and July 2009

Education

  • Dowling College, Master of Education
    Oakdale, NY,1993 
  • Bryant University, Bachelor of Science
    Smithfield, RI,1972