Friday, October 11, 2019

Racine Author, Photographer, and Frank Lloyd Wright Advocate Mark Hertzberg Honored with Wright Spirit Award 2019

By  - Oct 10th, 2019 03:30 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern
Racine, WI  October 10, 2019
Racine photographer and author, Mark Hertzberg, recently received one of the seven prestigious 2019 Wright Spirit Awards. The nationally-nominated honors were presented on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at a gala dinner in Los Angeles. The Wright Spirit Awards were established in 1991 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy. The Conservancy’s Awards Committee selects the honorees from nominations received during an open nomination period. Awards are presented in the categories of private individual, public entities, professional service, and special honors to recognize extraordinary efforts. Hertzberg was the sole recipient for this round in the professional category.
An award-winning photographer, Hertzberg is the retired Director of Photography for The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin’s daily newspaper. He has lectured extensively across the country on Wright’s buildings with an emphasis on the architect’s work in Racine. Hertzberg was honored with a Wright Spirit Award 2019 as an author, photographer, and advocate for helping save the Wright-designed Hardy House in Racine. He was recognized for his advocacy work in Wisconsin and for the way his books––as well the sharing of his extensive photography archive with Wright organizations across the country––exemplifies the definition of this award.

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