PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
2008-09Delaware Art Museum part of,"Eye/I Witness Gordon Parks Arts Competion" show.
2008Nikon Web Site- Education Series story about CitiBank Building special published book project done for Turner Construction Company.
2008Publication "Citi-Two Court Square, LI City" special printing of building by Turner Construction for CitiBank.
2008Cover story in Photo Media Magazine- Summer.
2008Cover story in Double Exposure Magazine- January
2007Publication "CitiGroup LIC #2" Self published for Turner Construction as gifts for client's new building.
2006Created all of the large art work for Valero's new Corporate headquarters at Delaware City, Delaware
2004Publication "Delaware, America 24/7" published by DK Publishing. Cover image and many inside.
2003Publication "America 24/7" published by DK Publishing.
2003Publication "ELEVEN Witnessing The World Trade Center 1974-2001" a one year commemorative of 9/11 published by Rizzoli International Publications; more photos in book then any other photographer.
2002Publication "Liberty For All" collaborated with Lee Iacocca who wrote text published by Miller Publishing.
1999-00NAFP (National Association of Freelance Photographers) National Board of Executives, Vice President
1998US Postal Service Commemorative Postage Stamp of The Chrysler Building (Century Series)
1997-98Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) fellowship
1996Center for Creative Art, Hockessin, Delaware Chairperson Silent Auction
1993-96ASMP National Board of Directors
1989-95ASMP NY Chapter Board of Directors, Vice President
1993Designated "Official Photographer" American Association for the Advancement and Appreciation of Animals In Art and Architecture
1991Designated "Official Photographer" Operation Welcome Home, NYC.
1989-90Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museuem One man show for the 25th Anniversary of the Arch which was called 'Three Coasts' had a 158 images of St. Louis Arch, Old Court House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
1989- Founder and Chairman of Marty Forscher Scholarship Award, NYC.
1987-88Issue of 170 Commemorative Stamps from thirteen nations Worldwide in celebration of The Statue of Liberty's 100th Birthday.
1987Designated "Official Photographer" of 50th Anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge Celebration San Francisco, CA
1987Publication A Celebration of Freedom by Liberty Centennial Press.
1986Issuance of US and French Commemorative Stamp of Statue of Liberty, July 4, 1986.
1986-89170 Foreign Commemorative Postage Stamp's issue in thirteen nations using only Mr. Kaplan's images.
1986Art Directors Award; Best Poster included in MOMA permanent collection
1986Art Directors Award Best B&W Advertising,
1986Gold Award Best Documentary: International Film & TV Festival of New York Addy Gold Award: Montgomery Advertising Federation. Publication of High On New York by Harry N. Abrams
1985Liberty: The Statue and the American Dream published by National Geographic Society.
1985Cover story- American Photographer Magazine- March

1985 Marquis Who's Who In America
1984Art Directors Award "Torch Song" for Life Magazine.
1984PMDA awarded Professional Photographer of the Year
1983Photographs placed in the 100th Anniversary "TIME CAPSULE" of Brooklyn Bridge
1982Designated "Preferred Photographer" Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
1982Photographs of Chrysler Building restoration placed in "TIME CAPSULE" in the top spire
1981Photographs placed in Empire State Building 50th Anniversary "TIME CAPSULE"
1980-81ASMP National Board of Directors
EXHIBITIONS
2007Art Gallery of the Philomathean Society, Philadelphia, PA, "Liberty, High Nudes &America From Above."
2007University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. "The Secret Life of Water"
2007Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck New York "Great Neck High School class of '57 50th Reunion Art Exhibition"
2006-07 The Skyscraper Museum "Giants: The Twin Towers and The 20th Century"- major portion of show (on building 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.
2004Wilmington College; Dover, DE
2004One-man show at Hyacinths & Dragonflies, Newark, DE- 'USA ET All'.
2003Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE- 'Liberty For All' show.
2002Eleven Witnessing the World Trade Center 1974-2002
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy- 66 images
New York City, New York
Palm Beach Photographic Center -66 images
Delray Beach Florida
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
2002One-man show at the Museum of the Tampa Gallery of Photographic Arts - 'NewYork New York'
1999Two images selected for the Ernst Haas Memorial permanent Collection show at Portland Museum of Art, Maine
1998One-man show called 'From The Big Apple to The Brandywine' at the Carvel State Building, Wilmington, DE.
1997One-man show called 'The Lady, Manhattan and Brandywine' at Center for Creative Arts, Hockessin, DE
1996University of Iowa, Museum of Art, "Images of the American Prairie."
1992-95Smithsonian Traveling Show "Desert Storm."
1991Bryant Library, Long Island, NY, "Ellis Island."
1991- Smithsonian Institute Washington, DC, lectured 'Heights'
1991New York Telephone "Stars & Stripes," NYC.
1990-91St. Louis Arch Museum "Three Coasts" One Man Show, St. Louis, MO.
1989-97Empire State Building Exhibition NYC.
1986Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH. Drew University, Madison, NJ- One Man Show. International Center of Photography New York NY One Man Show "High On NY." Johnson & Johnson, Corporate, New Brunswick, NJ,"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."
1985New York Historical Society,
1986Cooper-Hewitt Museum,
1983Municipal Art Society of New York, NY "Brooklyn Bridge"
1983The Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Phototypes'
1982New York Historical Society, "Seven Photographers See New York"
1981Municipal Art Society Of New York, NY "The Pyramid Photo Show" (Opening Show)
1980Images Gallery, 11 West 57th St, NYC-Group show.
1979New York Historical Society, 'The Centennial Celebration"

CORPORATE & MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
A.G. Edward's & Sons, Inc., St Louis, MO
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
International Center of Photography N.Y.C.
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection, New Brunswick, NJ
Keefe, Byrette & Woods, Esq., N.Y.C.
Merrill-Lynch Corporate Headquarters, N.Y.C.
Weingrad & Weingrad, PC, N.Y.C.
New York Mason Tenders Trust Fund, NYC
Smithsonian Institute Washington, DC
Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C.
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Kern Capital Management LLC, NYC
Elliott and Company, CPA, NYC
Philadelphia Life Insurance, Philadelphia, PA
Valero Refining Group Inc, Delaware City, DE.
National Archive, Washington, D.C.
The Skyscraper Museum, NYC

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Upon Request

EDUCATION:
1962-65- 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

ASSISTED FOR 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
Burt Glynn
Eddie Burger
Bill Stettner
Steve Steigman

LECTURES:
2004National League of American Pen Women, Wilmington, DE
2001Wilmington College.
1999Various wildlife societies in Delaware, Pennsylvania & N.J.
1996The Friends of Hockessin Library Annual meeting. The Delaware Camera Club, The Long Island |Camera Club
1992Statue of Liberty Collectors Club first annual convention, NYC
1986Eastman Kodak Series THAT SPECIAL LADY done in 14 cities U. S. and Canada
1985Eastman Kodak of Canada, Toronto Photo Convention
1980-98Organizational 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.
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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Wilmington College, Delaware- '01-'06
Center for Creative Arts, Delaware- '99-00, '03
School of Visual Arts, NYC '89-94
Tahoe Workshop, CA '85
Bodie Workshop, CA '91
Maine Photo Workshop '80-87
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)
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:
2003-08 National Society of Photoshop Professionals
2002-05 Society of Photographic Education
2003-04 American Society of Media Photographers – General Member
1998-2000 National Association of Freelance Photographers
1997-99 White House News Photographers Association – General Member
1989-06 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
1988-1997 American Society of Media Photographers – General 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)
1963-1967 Professional Photographers of America – General Member


BIOGRAPHY
Peter B. Kaplan was born in Manhattan, NYC and raised in Great Neck, Long Island. He has lived in New York City, NY; Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA and at present resides in Hockessin, Delaware. He still maintains a studio in New York City where he resided for over thirty years. After his military obligation, he continued his college education majoring in photography at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, TX. He assisted many of New York's top commercial photographers and because of his avid interest in nature and wildlife photography, studied under Ansel Adams, Bob Sisson and Doug Faulkner.

His interest started to shift to architecture upon completion of the World Trade Center in 1974 when his specialty of "Height Photography" was born. Mr. Kaplan's photographs have been placed in time capsules under the Empire State Building for its 50th Anniversary and the Brooklyn Bridge for it 100th Anniversary, and also in the spire of the Chrysler Building during its 50th Anniversary Restoration. He was awarded the title of the "Preferred Photographer" of the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. where he was a volunteer for ten years, starting in 1982 when they started the restoration for the 100th Anniversaries of these two world renowned monuments. He has created over 125,000 images, while painstakingly documenting every aspect, of the Statue of Liberty's historic restoration. To date, he has the most extensive and complete story on the Statue. These photographs were used to raise over $500 million for the restoration of these two National Monuments.

He has been featured numerous times on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Sunday Morning with Charles Karult, P.M. Magazine, Cable News Network and Real People just to name a few. He has appeared as a spokesperson for Eastman Kodak, Nimslo 3D Camera, Soligar Lens and Nikon Cameras. His photographs have appeared in almost every major magazine in the world and have hung in shows at the Canton Art Institute, Ohio; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC, Municipal Arts Society of New York City, New York Historical Society, NYC; N.Y. State Museum, Albany: Nikon House, NYC; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Smithsonian, Washington DC and International Center for Photography, NYC; to name a few.
He was honored when the United States and French Governments selected his image for the Statue of Liberty 100th Anniversary Commemorative Stamp issued July 4, 1986. His images were also selected to appear on 170 different commemorative stamps in thirteen other nations.

Harry N. Abrams published his first book, High on New York. "These unusual pictures combine the skill of a professional photographer, the perception of a fine painter and the daring of a trapeze artist." said Paul Goldberger, Architectural critic for The New York Times. His Statue of Liberty photos were used exclusively in two books published for the centennial of The Statue, A Celebration of Freedom and Liberty, The Statue and the American Dream published by the National Geographic Society.

In May of 1987, the Friends of the Golden Gate Bridge appointed Mr. Kaplan the 'Official Photographer' for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge. Eastman Kodak created a limited edition of dye transfer prints from this assignment and presented these to various dignitaries.

In 1990 he was sponsored by Eastman Kodak to produce a one man show called Three Coasts, which was on display for over a year, at the Museum in the St. Louis Arch for their 25th Anniversary. In the summer of 1991, the 'Operation Welcome Home, NYC' committee named him the Official Photographer for the parade. In 1992, he created the advertising photos for the World's Fair in Seville, Spain. The following year he created advertising photos for the German Bundapost. Both of these images were created from cranes with his signature 16 mm fisheye overview.

In 1985, he married Sharon Rosenbush in a ceremony held on the 96th story ledge of the Empire State Building. Their wedding bands were created from scrap copper of the new torch of the Statue of Liberty. They have a daughter, Ricki Liberty and a son Gabriel Liberty. In 1995, Mr. Kaplan moved his corporate headquarters to Hockessin, Delaware where at present he resides with his family. Since moving to Delaware, he has had several one-man shows and in 1997 he was awarded a State Fellowship and a NEA Grant to work on his newest Statue of Liberty book, released in December of 2002 called Liberty for All written by his co-author Lee Iaoccoa. In the spring of 1998, the US Postal Service released the Art Deco Commemorative Stamp in the Century Series using Mr. Kaplan's Chrysler Building image. In November 1998, he did the first pull out cover for the 90th Anniversary issue of Philadelphia Magazine, along with an eight-page essay inside showing his height and special technique called "Pole Shots" of Philadelphia. In 2002 he had more images selected then any other photographer to use in the one year commemorative book of 9/11 published by Rizzoli called Eleven. In 2003 his work was selected to be used in America 24/7. In 2004 his image was also used as the cover and many images were selected for inside use of the Delaware - America 24/7 state book.