I have longstanding interests in photography, history, and travel. I've been doing photography since about 1984. I was photo editor of my college yearbook, where I photographed notable visitors such as Mario Cuomo and Edmund Muskie. In 1992, I was an unofficial volunteer photographer for the North Carolina Democratic Party in Raleigh, where I was invited to follow along on the Clinton campaign bus tour through the state. This gave me the opportunity to photograph political figures from the state and beyond. More recently my attention has been turned to historic buildings, lighthouses, and cemeteries, as well as visiting guests at a local college.
Wiki Loves Monuments
I was delighted to find a new outlet for my passions in the 2012 "Wiki Loves Monuments" photo contest. I was pleased to discover that there were a bunch of National Historic Places in my area that had not been photographed. I travel a lot, and often check the list of NRHP properties to see if there is anything I can photograph during my travels. I am gratified that my image of Al Mac's Diner was selected as the third place winner in the 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments U.S. Photo contest. I also participated in the 2013 and 2016 Wiki Loves Monuments photo contests.
My image got nominated for the international finals of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, the world's largest photo contest!
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Kenneth C. Zirkel
New England, USA