Benkong Shi with Woodcocks

PhotographerMatt Carr
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBrooklyn, United States
Photo Date11/24/2013
Technical InfoMedium format photography
Entry Description

Buddhist monk Benkong Shi with Woodcocks at Wild Bird Fund's. For the Audubon Magazine The Wild Bird Fund rescues and rehabilitates wounded birds. Benkong Shi gives the blessing as the birds are released back into the wilds of Central Park.

About Photographer

Over his career, portrait photographer Matt Carr has captured countless famous faces from Robert De Niro, Javier Bardem to Natalie Portman. His work has appeared in major publications including The New York Times, Time Out, Newsweek, Life, Elle, Esquire, Premiere and Field and Stream. After 10 years working in London and Prague, the Indiana native now lives and works in New York. You can see more of his work on: