Patrick Kelley is a world traveler, award-winning photographer and a naturalist at heart. An avid diver, camper, climber, hiker and biker, his interests have led him on adventures around the world.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2006. He then produced a wide variety of publications as their staff photographer. He has worked as the assistant gallery manager at the Minneapolis Photo Center as well as a digital photography instructor at IFP Media Arts.
Patrick Kelley Worldwide Photography specializes in Fine Art Travel, Editorial, Event, Portrait, Product, Architecture & Underwater Photography. In 2013 he relocated to Kauai, Hawaii and launched two new businesses. Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops LLC is an educational photography program in partnership with landscape photographer, Matthew Feeser. These classes bring photographers and amateurs alike into the wild of the island for unique over-night on-location photography training and rare image oppertunities. He also founded Resort Photography Worldwide in partnership with lifestyle photographer, Jennifer Whalen, to provide resorts, hotels and cruise lines with professional advertising photography.
He is represented by the official National Geographic image collection and does assignment work both at home and overseas for commissioned and independent photography projects. Take a look at the blog to see some of the latest work.
Honors & Awards:
Oakwood Asia - Color Photography Competition Winner June 2013
Rangefinder Magazine - Best Friends Photography Competition Finalist 2013
Irish Fair of Minnesota - 1st Place Winner (People) & 2nd Place Winner (Scenery) 2012
The Juried Nature Art Exhibition Light Space and Time Gallery - Second Place Photography Category and Fourth Place Overall Winner 2012
National Geographic Montana Photography Contest - Grand Prize Winner 2012
River to Well Photography Competition (funding wells and water projects for communities that don't have a reliable and sustainable source of clean water.) - Best in Show 2011
National Geographic Traveler - Editor's Pick Spontaneous Moments 2011
National Geographic - Photo of the Day June, 21st 2011
The Aperture Academy - Colors of Summer Honorable Mention 2011
National Geographic - Photo of the Day August, 21st 2010
Nature's Best Photography - Finalist 2010
National Geographic International Photography Contest - English Edition Nature Winner 2009