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Ken Sklute of Tempe, AZ., has been working with his passions of photographing people and drag racing for over 32 years. Ken has succeeded in his photography career by being named Photographer of the Year a total of 25 times between Arizona, New York, and California. In 2006 Ken was awarded Photographer of the Year from the WESTERN STATES Regional Print Competition and also accomplished Best in Show for that same competition. In 2005 Ken was awarded, Drag Racing Photographer of the Year from CompetitionPlus.com, Wedding Photographer of the Year and Photojournalist of the Year from the Professional Photographers of California, as well as receiving the Heidi Mauracher Starlite award for Best Wedding Photograph. Ken as accomplished 13 Kodak Gallery awards and 14 Fuji Masterpiece Awards.
Ken spends much of his time teaching and lecturing both Nationally and Internationally and serves as a Print Jury Chairman for WPPI. Ken has attained his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from PPA, Accolade of Photographic Mastery,Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement, Accolade of Exceptional Photographic Achievement, Accolade of Highest Photographic Achievement, and the Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence. Ken provides images to: NHRA, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, various photographic Magazines, National Dragster, ARMY, MOPAR, to name a few. Ken is an accomplished Hot Air Balloon pilot, a fixed wing pilot, and loves riding his Harley. One of the things Ken enjoys the most regarding his involvement in Drag Racing is the wonderful relationships he has made with the people he's met at the track. Ken believes that you treat people, as you'd like to be treated! Visit Ken's work at www.KenSklute.com and www.RacersEdgePhotography.com