ACCOMPLISHMENTS

This is a list of my awards and accomplishments in the field of photography and time lapse cinematography. I've worked very hard to get here and I continue to do so, but I'd lie if I said I wasn't proud of my achievements.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS


Beno’s most notable recent awards

Beno’s most notable recent awards

Beno is a distinguished camera artisan and a winner of close to 40 prestigious awards in the fields of photography, time lapse cinematography and filmmaking.
Among those, the standouts are the Emmy Nomination for outstanding cinematography in the documentary mini-series ‘Wild Arabia’, produced by the BBC Natural History Unit, 1st Place Win in the Time Lapse Category of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), 1st Place Win in the Film Category of the Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes Creative Media Competition, 1st Place Win in the Time Lapse Category of the Spaces of Light Photography Competition, Gold World Medal winner at the New York Festivals International Film & Television Awards for Best Cinematography and a Silver Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Winner of the 1st Place in the Film Category in the 2018 edition of the Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes Creative Media Competition (ADTYE)
Winner of the 1st Place in the Time Lapse Category of the 7th Season of the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA)

COMPLETE LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS 


·       Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography in Long Form Documentary (ANIMAL PLANET 'Wild Arabia', 2014)

·       New York Festivals 2015 International Television & Film Awards – Gold World Medal, Best Cinematography

·       Silver Dolphin Winner - Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award Winner (2014)

·       Silver Dolphin Winner – Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award Winner (2017)

·       2x Silver & 6x Bronze winner – The EPSON International PANO AWARDS 2017

·       UPI Gold Medal - Cacak International Salon Photography 2014

·       FIAP Gold Medal - Belgrade Foto International Salon 2014

·       'Moving Images: Professional Category’, 1st Place - Moscow International Foto Awards 2015 (MIFA)

·       'Moving Images of The Year Award' , 1st Place - Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 (MIFA)

·       4x Honorable Mentions - Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 (MIFA)

·       3x Honorable Mention PX3 The Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017

·       1st Place, Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes Creative Media Competition 2018, Film Category

·       3rd Place, Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes photography contest 2015-2016

·       4x Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards 2015 (IPA) in Architecture: Cityscape Category

·       2nd and 3rd place at the International Photography Awards 2014 (IPA) in Architecture Category as well as 3x Honorable Mentions

·       Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards 2013 (IPA) with 11 nominations

·       Featured guest and time-lapse cinematographer on Discovery Channel's 'Passage to Abu Dhabi'

·       Time-lapse cinematographer on the BBC Natural History's 'Wild Arabia' TV series

·       Honorable Mention at the City Soul 2014 International Photography Salon PSA HM

·       Honorable Mention at the 6th International Contest of Photography NARAVA 2013

·       Honorable Mention at Seventh Season PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris 2013

·       Gold Medal Winner of the Egypt IPC 2012, photography contest, Architecture Category

·       1st Place Winner in the Time Lapse category of the 'SPACES OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - FIFTH SEASON' (2015)

·       1st Place Winner in the Architectural Photography category of the 'SPACES OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - FOURTH SEASON' (2014)

·       2nd Place Winner in the architectural photography category of the 'SPACES OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - THIRD SEASON' (2013)

·       3rd Place Winner in the architectural photography category of the 'SPACES OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - SECOND SEASON' (2012)

·       Winner of the 1st prize for the' EARTH HOUR 2011' photo contest organized by ADGAS/WWF

·       Two-time Finalist of the 'AL AIN PHOTOGRAFIA AWARD' in 2011

·       Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), 1st Place Winner, Time Lapse Category, Seventh Season (2017-2018)

·       Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Finalist, General Category (Colour), Seventh Season (2017-2018)

·       Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Finalist, Fourth Season (2014-15)

·       Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Finalist (two categories) Third Season (2013-14)

·       Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Finalist, First Season (2011-12)

·       Finalist of National Geographic 2012 International Photo Contest

·       'Abu Dhabi' time lapse film featured in the permanent collection of Encyclopedia Britannica's 'Project Time Lapse' (2013)

·       Member of the Judging Committee, ‘Spaces of Light Photography Contest’ – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center & UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs

·       Guest Photographer and Judge at the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah 2018

·       Guest Photographer and Judge at the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah 2017

·       Guest Photographer and speaker at the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah 2016

·       Host of the ‘500px Global Photowalk’ in Dubai for in 2015 and 2016 Photographic Society of America (PSA)

Honorable Mention Ribbon - City Soul 2014 photography contest

·       Published architectural photography work in Simone Kosremelli's book 'A Lebanese Perspective' (2012)

·       Instructor of photography and time lapse photography at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai

·       Jury member of the ADP / Tempo Planet magazine - Photo Contest 2013