Events, Exhibitions, Publications, & Awards

Nawfal Johnson 

144-I Anson Road 10400 Penang • Malaysia • Email: nawfalnur@gmail.com

※ Note: this is not completely up to date, and some links may be obsolete, and some dates may also have not been updated.  See my Artist’s  Bio Page for the most recent data, in addition to the info here.

Exhibitions, Events & Features

“This Planet” photography project.  All Photographs taken on March 3 (or 4, depending on the photographer’s location), at the same time.  For Penang, that time was 10:07 pm.
See project website here.

“Alien Water, v.149, Edit E.”
Exhibition and Display. Deck the Walls,
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. February 2007.

See the Photograph here.

“Abstracts 2007” Exhibition. Theme – “Abstracts”. Photos & Art.Com. http://www.photosandart.com/abstracts2006.html

Group Exhibition. Theme – “Winter”. Publication: FSTOP Magazine – November & December 2006. http://www.fstopmagazine.com/pastissues/nov-dec06/pages/nawfal1.html

Featured as one of only six photographers at the Digimarc, ‘MyPictureMarc’ Gallery website – (2005-2010). http://www.digimarc.com/mypicturemarc/showcase/default.asp

Work Experience

Nawfal Nur Photography: Penang, Malaysia (1998 to Present). Freelance Editorial and Stage Photography. Still Life and Fine Art Photography. Paint Shop Pro X, and PhotoImpact 10 used for most post production work.

Darkroom Manager: Roger Bruhn Photography, Lincoln, Nebraska (USA).(1988 – 1989).Creating archival architectural photographs for the Nebraska State Historical Society and Historic Preservation Department.

On-line Photography Magazine Publications

1. (2006) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=15388 . Photograph Title: “Alien Water Surface Tension, V.1552”

2. (2006) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=10854 . Photograph Title: “Surface Tension, v2b

3. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13033 . Photograph Title:Black Bee Head Close-Up, v36

4. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13034 . Photograph Title: “Yellow Bell Pepper, Close-up, v2

5. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13035 . Photograph Title: “Egg on Spoon, v61

6. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13036 . Photograph Title: “Wild Mushrooms, v636

7. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13037 . Photograph Title: “FERN, v1c

8. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13039 . Photograph Title: “3-Metallic Beetles, v2

9. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13045 . Photograph Title: “BLACK BEE PORTRAIT, v29

10. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13046 . Photograph Title: “FLYING ANT PORTRAIT, v5

11. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13047 . Photograph Title: “GREEN BEETLE PORTRAIT, v3

12. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13049 . Photograph Title: “GREEN BEETLE PORTRAIT, v4HEAD

13. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13050 . Photograph Title: “GREEN BEETLE THORAX, v22

14. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13059 . Photograph Title: “Portrait of a Moth, v2

15. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13051 . Photograph Title: “MOTH, v39

16. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13061 . Photograph Title: “Swallow-Tailed Moth, v2

17. (2005) – Photograph featured in The British Journal of Photography, online Magazine – http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_show_image_readers&galleryimg=13062 . Photograph Title: “WASP PORTRAIT, v38

Print Magazine Publications

1. Colorful and Historic Malay Dance.” Penang Travel Guide, (February 2000).

2. Bharata Natyam Dance. Penang Travel Guide, (February 2000).

3. The Historic Keris in Malaysia.” Penang Travel Guide, (February 2000).

4. Dance Photographs published in “The Star” newspaper (March 3, 2000), Malaysia.

5. Telling Tales of the East.” DANCE TEACHER Magazine, (October 1999).

6. Ancient Enlightenment: Bharata Natyam Dance of India.” DANCE SPIRIT Magazine, (July 1999).

7. Dancing into the Light.” GOLD Magazine, for Standard Chartered Bank, Gold Card Magazine, (July 1999).

8. Riddle of the Elusive Kris.” BLADE Magazine: The World’s #1 Knife Publication, (June 1999).

9. The Golden Years: The Peranakan heritage lives on in Baba Nonya Jewelry.” GOLD Magazine, for Standard Chartered Bank, Gold Card Magazine, (April 1999).

10. The Sacred Sword: The history of the traditional Malay Keris.” GOLD Magazine, for Standard Chartered Bank, Gold Card Magazine, (July 1998).

Photography Awards

1. Seoncd Place: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, January 2007), for the photograph – “Dragonfly Portrait.” (Out of 25,100 entries).

2. Curator’s Choice Award, for “Abstracts 2007 ” Art Exhibition: (PhotoAndArt.Com, 2007).

3. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, September 2005), for the photograph – “9-Seconds.”

4. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, September 2005), for the photograph – “Bug’s Eye View of Fourier Series, v3c.”

5. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, June 2005), for the photograph – “Kompleks Islam Al-Bukhary.”

6. Second Place: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, June 2005), for the photograph – “CST, v.19.”

7. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, February 2005), for the photograph – “Ingredients of Life.”

8. Second Place: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, February 2005), for the photograph – “Recipe for Pi.”

9. Photo of the Day: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Photo of the Day Award, February 2005), for the photograph – “Recipe for Pi.”

10. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, November 2004), for the photograph – “Gumballs & Glass, v26a.”

11. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, October 2004), for the photograph – “Pipe-9-iC Spikes.”

12. Finalist: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, October 2004), for the photograph – “Executive Toy, v1a.”

13. Second Place: (BetterPhoto.Com Photography Contest, September 2004), for the photograph – “Odissi Behind the Curtain.”

14. First Place: (International Library of Photography, Maryland, USA, July 2000).

15. Time Capsule Award: (“The Millennium Photo Project,” Toronto, Canada, April 2000).

16. Honorable Mention: (International Library of Photography, Maryland, USA, August 1999).

17. Artist & Works Passed the 1st Inspection, (The 3rd Internet International Art/Photo Contest, Japan, 1999), for the Photograph – “Old Man of the Rocks.”

18. Artist & Works Passed the 1st Inspection, (The 3rd Internet International Art/Photo Contest, Japan, 1999), for the Photograph – “Lipstick Cooler.”

19. First Place: (Cultural Angles Photo Contest, University of Nebraska, USA, 1990).

20. Second Place: (Cultural Angles Photo Contest, University of Nebraska, USA, 1990).

21. Second Place: (Cultural Angles Photo Contest, University of Nebraska, USA, 1989).

22. Honorable Mention: (Cultural Angles Photo Contest, University of Nebraska, USA, 1989).

23. First Place: (“KINSA” Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards, Regional Level, USA, 1987).

24. Honorable Mention: (“National Journalism Write-Offs Competition”, Photojournalism Category, Chicago, IL, USA, 1983).

Educational Background
Master of Community & Regional Planning (MCRP). 1988 – 1990: University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Thesis: “Planning For Land Acquisition in Areas with Limited Land Space in Southeast Asia: With Emphasis on Singapore and Penang Island, Malaysia.” (UNL, Dec. 1990)

Area of Research: Hunger and Starvation and the Effects on Regional Development.

Scholastic Honors:

  • Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society in Architecture (1990).

Bachelor of Arts, Major in History and Minor in English. 1983 – 1988: University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Scholastic Honors & Societies:

Certificate of Superior Scholarship (1988).
Golden Key Honor Society (1987).
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society (1984).
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (1984).

Hazel V. Emley Collegiate Scholarship (1983).