Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, Approved Photographic Instructor.
Rich began his photographic career in 1970 and has since gained a nationwide reputation for his outstanding creative photography.
He attended Winona School of Professional Photography prior to joining McIntosh Studios of Norfolk Va. in 1973. Later he returned to his hometown of Logansport to work in his father's photographic studio. Rich has also studied privately with many of the country's leading photographers.
Voorhees has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America for superior photographic competence and technique in exhibit competition, and for his contribution as a photographic educator.
His photographs have received hundreds of local, state, and national awards, including acceptance in the American Society of Photographers Masters Loan Collection, the Fuji, and Kodak Gallery Awards, as well as Indiana State Fair Best of Show numerious times.
In 1987, Rich was named International Creative Photographer of the Year and was asked by the Master Photographers Association to present seninars in Great Britain and The Netherlands. He has also instructed programs in Mexico, Australia, and Japan.
In 1988 he was named Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of Indiana, Rich has also been made a Life Member of this organization. Other awards include the PPA National Award, the Gerhard Bakker Memorial Award and four time Michiana Photographer of the Year. In 1992 he was featured in Kodak's Portraits of Success Video Series.
Voorhees has presented programs and seminars to many photographic organizations throughout the United States, as well as several programs at the Professional Photographers of America National Convention and the Winona School of Professional Photography. Rich has also instructed at the Triangle Institute, Mid America, and Texas Schools.
His photography has appeared on magazines, books, newpapers, and album covers, and is also included in the International Professional Photography Hall of Fame Honors Collection. He has published two books - Rich Voorhees' Idea Book, Volumes I and II, and the Dreams and Visions Video Series.
Rich is a member of:
Professional Photographers of America
American Society of Photographers
Professional Photographers of Indiana
Daguerre Club of Indiana
PPA Affiliated Juror: Portrait, Wedding. and Commercial
Voorhees Studio had its begining's during World War II as my father, Wilson Voorhees, began photographing families and USO events for his contribution to the war effort. He started Voorhees Photo in the 1950s and provided overnight photofinishing service to many of the mom & pop grocery and drug stores in the Logansport area. His photo lab was located on the third floor of the Western Auto building on the corner of Third & Market streets He really started to do more portrait work in the late 50s and 60s and was president of the Logansport Photo Club. He moved the photofinishing and portrait studio into my Great Grandfather's Carriage Barn at the corner of 10th & Broadway in the early 60s. The studio then moved to 1100 North Third Street, the Voorhees & Son Lumber building, as to make way for the new YMCA building. The studio moved to it's current location in the late 60s. The home was built by Col. Jordan Vigus about 1836. Vigus was Logansport's First Mayor and Postmaster. He and Gen. Tipton helped lay out and name the town. He also was comissioner of the Wabash & Erie Canal. The building also served as the Cass County Historical Society Museum in the 50s & 60s.