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Shmuel Thaler

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2016 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Shmuel Thaler has been an employee photographer at Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1987. His photographs have been featured in every leading newspaper in the United States, Time and Newsweek, and viewed on CBS News and NBC Nightly News, and he has won three awards in the National Press Photographers Association’s prestigious Best of Photojournalism competition. Shmuel has also co-authored 5 children’s books and his photographs illustrate numerous books, including his collaboration with George Levenson on “Bread Comes to Life” and the classic “Pumpkin Circle” which has printed more than 100,000 copies and is kept by all of the great library systems in the library system Country.