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Tom Atwood Photography   [ Photographer, Photo Producer ]

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Tom Atwood's recent work has focused on portraits of people at home. He has shot over 75 luminaries including Hilary Swank, Julie Newmar, Buzz Aldrin, Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark), John Waters, Tommy Tune, Meredith Baxter, Greg Louganis, Barney Frank, George Takei, Todd Oldham, Edward Albee, Carson Kressley, Michael Cunningham, Ari Shapiro, Charles Busch, Dan Savage, Alan Cumming and Leslie Jordan.

Atwood won 2009 Photographer of the Year from London's Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, as well as first place in Portraiture, chosen from over three thousand entries from about 50 countries. He also won first place in Portraiture in the Prix de la Photographie Paris competition, chosen from thousands of entries from over 85 countries.

He has won additional awards from the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the International Photography Awards, the Image International Competition, Manhattan Arts International, The World in Focus, Artrom Gallery Guild (Rome), Kodak, CameraArts Magazine, Photo Life Magazine, Photographer's Forum Magazine, The Photo Review, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Graphis, Santa Fe Center for Photography, American Photography Annual, One Life International Photography Competition, The American Art Awards, Photography Masters Cup, The Jacob Riis Award and the Advertising Photographers of America Association, which showcased Atwood as one of three featured photographers in an international competition sponsored by the Getty Museum and the Armand Hammer Museum. He has been recognized on Photo Life Magazine's list of Top 50 Emerging Photographers and the Golden Light Awards list of Top 100 Photographers. Atwood's first book, Kings in Their Castles, also won Best Photography Book of The Year from ISO Books.

Atwood's work has exhibited at the MoMA in NY, the Saatchi Gallery museum in London, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the International Museum of Photography and Film (George Eastman House), the Center for Fine Art Photography, Círculo de Bellas Artes Museum in Madrid, LA Center for Digital Art, the Pacific Design Center and the Directors Guild of America. His work also exhibits at galleries nationwide, most recently at ClampArt in NY, Steven Kasher Gallery in NY, Farmani Gallery in LA, Louis Stern Fine Arts in LA and PDNB Gallery in Dallas.

His work has been featured in over 150 publications in over a dozen countries including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Elle, Publisher’s Weekly, The Art Newspaper, Artforum, Art Ltd., Applied Arts, Photo Life, Photo Selection, The Photo Review, Popular Photography and PDN. He and his work have also appeared on NPR, Sirius, Radio Canada, CBS, ABC, Bravo, HGTV, Logo, Telemundo and other broadcast networks.

Atwood has shot photography for a variety of corporate clients, from L'Oreal Paris to Disney, BMW, Lexus and CAA, as well as a variety of editorial clients, from The Wall Street Journal to Brandweek, Angeleno and LA Confidential.

Atwood has a Bachelors from Harvard University and a Masters from Cambridge University (England). He has lectured on photography at various organizations and universities including UCLA and the School of Visual Arts in NY, has been a juror for London's Worldwide Photography Gala Awards and was a portfolio reviewer for Popular Photography and American Photo. In a past life, he also held director and executive positions at two national advertising agencies. Based in New York and Los Angeles, Atwood grew up on a dirt road in the woods of Vermont.