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2016 - 1st place, Smithsonian Magazine 13th Annual Photo Contest

2015 - Short Film Award Creative Edge Film Festival 2015 Beauty Award!

2014 - Featured winner EDWARDS Great Escape photo contest

2012 - Finalist National Geographic Editor's favorite submissions to the photo contest.

2011 - 1st place, National Wildlife Federation 41st annual Photo Contest

2011 - 1st place, Smithsonian Magazine 8th Annual Photo Contest

2011 - 2nd place, International Garden Photographer of the Year Photography Contest

2010 - Contest winner, Galapagos Conservancy Photography

2009 - Grand Prize, The Rainforest Alliance‘s annual Picture Sustainability Photo Contest

2008 - Grand Prize, The Rainforest Alliance‘s first annual Picture Sustainability Photo Contest


2017 - Judges Choice Art City Austin Festival 2017

2016 - Judges Choice Art City Austin Festival 2016

2016 - Best of Show Riverssance Festival of Fine Art


ART FAIR/SHOW SCHEDULE 2017 (Scheduling)

7/20/17 - 7/23/17 Ann Arbor, Michigan Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original 2017 Booth #A132

8/04/17 - 8/06/17 Minneapolis, Minnesota Uptown Art Fair 2017 Booth #401

8/19/17 - 8/20/17 Lexington, Kentucky Woodland Art Fair 2017

9/3/17 - 9/4/17 Lake Forest, Illinois (Chicago Area) Art Fair on the Square 2017 - Lake Forest

9/8/17 - 9/10/17 St. Louis, Missouri Saint Louis Art Fair 2016

9/16/16 - 9/17/16 Park Forest, Illinois (Chicago Area) Park Forest Art Fair 2017

9/23/17 - 9/24/17 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair 2017

More to be anounced periodically. Check back for updates


Smithsonian Photo Contest Winner - Fireflies


March 22nd, 2016
Smithsonian Photography Contest Winner

1st Prize in 13th Annual Photo Contest. The contest featured 8 categories, 46,000 entries from 168 countries and territories.

Firefly news 2016 ABC David Fisher Mum Sustainable Living Department


Firefly Arwork Featured in ABC News video 2016

One of my limited edition firefly photographs "Gathering of Souls" is a new artwork addition to a Sustainable Living Department at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield Iowa, and has been featured on ABC News next to professor Dr. David Fisher.

Link to video

All Animals Magazine


Choose Your Adventure, 2015

AllAnimals magazine
The Humane Society of the United States
May/June 2015 issue.
Article by Ruthanne Johnson

Link to online article

Asus computers commercial featuring fireflies


Asus Computers Holiday Commercial 2014

Asus has featured one clip from my firefly video stock collection.

Link to video

CBS 2014 Good Morning America, Tennessee fireflies: A summertime light show   

July 13th, 2014
CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood

Tennessee fireflies: A summertime light show

CBS Network has featured fiveteen firefly videos and photos created by Radim Schreiber in their SCBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. The segment is about synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Elkmont, Tennessee.

University of Florida firefly research, Marc Branham, article


Night Lights

Article by Cindy Spence
University of Florida magazine, Winter 2013 issue

Entomologist Marc Branham is building on UF's Reputation as a firefly research hotspot.

Firefly Photos Slideshow Presentation   

October 18th, 2013
Firefly Experience Presentation

Pechakucha Presentation - Firefly Experience, 20 slides, 20 seconds each, Fairfieild, Iowa

IPTV Fireflies - Iowa Outdoors   

August 22nd, 2013
Fireflies in Iowa

Iowa Public Television, Iowa Outdoors, Fireflies in Iowa (TV segment)

We explore the unique characteristics of fireflies with photographer Radim Schreiber and with ISU entomology researcher Brendan Dunphy.

Nautre's Magic - Fireflies   

NOVEMBER 24, 2012
Capturing Nature’s Magic Article

National Geographics Photo Contest 2013   

Jan 1st, 2013
Editor's favorite submissions to the photo contest.
National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Photograph: "Firefly and Moon" 2011

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Firefly and Moon - igpoty 2012   

March 1st, 2012
International Garden Photographer of The Year

Photograph: "Firefly and Moon" 2011

I took this photograph of a firefly a couple days before the full moon. This allowed me to have enough ambient light and to have the moon placed near the horizon. Distant moon appears large and split: an effect of lens bokeh.

lightning bug in national wildlife federation magazine   

December/January 2012
National Wildlife Federation Magazine (circulation 560,000)
Contest Winners Announced

Radim Schreiber
Fairfield, Iowa
First Place, Backayerd Habitats, Professional

Growing up in the Czech Republic, Schreiber had seen fireflies only a couple of times. When I came to the United States, I was shocked and thrilled at the abundace of them," he says. Schreiber made this image using no flash or external lighting "to preserve the glow of the firefly in its most natural way."

Firefly awarded in Photography Contest, National Wildlife Federation 2011   

Nov 15th, 2011
2011 National Wildlife Photo Contest
Category: Professional, Backyard Habitat
Number of Entries Total: 27,000

Photograph: "Amber Firefly" 2010

Smithsonain Photography Contest with Firefly   

2011 Smithsonian Magazine 8th Annual Photo Contest
Category: The Natural World
Number of Entries Total: 56,000

Photograph: "Amber Firefly" 2010

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

“In the Czech Republic where I grew up, I only saw fireflies a couple of times, deep in the forest,” Schreiber recalls. “When I came to the United States, I was shocked and thrilled to see the abundance of fireflies and their amazing glow. I was happy to encounter this firefly and photograph its magical bioluminescence.”


July/August 2011
Smithsonian Magazine (circulation 2 million)
Contest winners announced

Fireflies and Sunset, IGPOTY 2011   

March 7, 2011
International Garden Photographer of The Year
Category: Wildlife Havens

Photograph: "Pathway through the Night"

Fireflies, also known as ‘lightning bugs’, are small insects that feature a natural phenomenon - bio-luminescence. I worked on a whole series of images last summer. I did not add or subtract fireflies from this photo. Everything is natural, one-exposure photography.The red glow is a natural glow of a nearby town. Using a relatively fast shutter speed allowed me to capture the fireflies’ own strong glow.

Fireflies in Ottumwa Courier   

July 4th, 2011
Ottumwa Courier

Fireflies on the cover of The Iowa Source   

July 2011
Iowa Source Magazine (circulation 120,000)
Stalking Fireflies in the Night
An Interview with Photographer Radim Schreiber
by Christine Schrum
Cover Photograph: Amber Firefly
Iowa Source Magazine - July 2011

The Iowa Source - Lightning bugs, March edition   

March 2011
Iowa Source Magazine (circulation 120,000)

Photographing Fireflies
Essence of a Summer Night

Iowa Source Magazine - March 2011

July 1, 2011
Smithsonain Magazine - Online Article
The Insect That Creates Its Own Lightshow

July, 2011
Des Moines Register

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