For its 7th annual photo contest, Smithsonian magazine received over 45,000 entries from the United States and around the world in the following five categories: Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People, and Travel. A panel of judges selected 50 finalists, 30 of which are displayed in the Castle.
"one of the great strengths of Karp's prints is how well he applies the formal lessons of art history to his own unique angle of vision, integrating diverse qualities of several different schools of painting into comositions, while retaining his own stylistic signature."
Maurice Taplinger, Gallery & Studio magazine, April/May 2009
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
"Px3 is Europe's biggest and most prestigious photography competition" CameraArts Magazine