Entry Title: "Benkong Shi with Woodcocks"
Name: Matt Carr , United States
Category and Expertise: Personality|Portrait_P, Professional

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 the Artist:

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: www.mattcarr.com