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Professional Experiences,
Publications, and Podcasts

Below is a list of various publications and venues where my work has been showcased. Additionally, I have listed and linked to the various  podcasts where I have been interviewed on a wide range of topics that all circle around photography and my career with the medium. Through these recordings I hope you will be able to understand my work and photographic philosophies better. 

Solo Exhibits


Featured Photographer  - June/July 2023

B&C Hub Gallery, Las Vegas, NV


Featured Photographer - March 2023

Georgetown Photography Festival, Georgetown, TX

Featured Photographer - June 2019

B&C Hub Gallery, Las Vegas, NV



Group Exhibits

“Texas Through Her Lens” - 2023

The Williamson Museum, Georgetown, TX


“Quiet Landscape” - 2021

The Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT


“Landscape” - 2020

The Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT


“Covid Creativity” - 2020

Slow Photography Movement, Online


“Vision: Color Photography”  - 2019

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR


“For the Birds” - 2015

VIEW Art Center, Old Forge, NY


“SCOPE: Southern Landscape”- 2014

Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC


2023 Audubon Photography Awards 

Purple Gallinule on Bent Alligator Flag - Plants for Birds,  Recognized 

2022 Minimalist Photography Awards

“Curves” Honorable Mention


2022 Wild Art Photographer of the Year

“Two” Commended – Abstracts

Top 100 – Abstracts

“Lone” Commended – Space

Top 100 – Eyes

Top 100 – Light


2022 PPA International Photography Competition 

“Line in the Sand” Image Excellence Award

“Rapid Progression” Showcase Award


2022 Natural Landscape Photography Awards 

Finalist Abstract & Details

Finalist Intimate Landscapes


2022 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase 

Top 100

Top 250

2022 Audubon Photography Awards

Black Oystercatcher - Female Birds,  Recognized


2022 Share the View International Photo Contest

Top 250


2022 Bird POTY 



2021 PPA International Photography Competition

“Staged Dancers” Showcase Award

2021 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase 

Top 100

Top 250


2021 Audubon Photography Awards 

Finalist – Female Bird Special Gallery


2021 Minimalist Photography Awards 

“Two by Two” Honorable Mention


2020 PPA International Photography Competition

“Spring Flow” Showcase Award


2020 Share the View International Photo Contest

Top 250


2020 Nature POTY 

Finalist - Birds


2019 Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes 

Honorable Mention

2018 Outdoor Photographer Assignment 

Winner – Rule of Thirds



Book Inclusions

Natural Landscape Photography Awards. Natural Landscape - Volume 2. 2022

Hamilton, Patricia. Monarchs in Butterfly Town, U.S.A., Pacific Grove: Pacific Grove Books, 2022.


Women Capture Magic. Chasing Magic, Blurb, 2021.



Ranger Rick – December 2023/January 2024

Grouse Partnership News – Fall 2023

Tamron Magazine – Spring 2023, Issue 15 (Cover)


Tamron Magazine – Fall 2022, Issue 14


NANPA Expression – 2020


Wignall, Jeff. How Alyce Bender Makes Peace with Nature Through Photography.


Tamron Masters: September 2019

Tamron Magazine – Summer 2019, Issue 6


Online Publications

Audubon (September 2023) - 10 Gorgeous Shots Showcasing Birds and the Native Plants They Need

Nature TTL (May 2023) - Alyce Bender: From Amateur to Professional  

She Snaps (November 2022) - Embracing Passion, Excitement and Adventure in Nature Photography with Alyce Bender  

ShoutOut Arizona (October 2022) - Meet Alyce Bender | Photographer  

PhotoFocus (April 2022) - Up close with nature: Alyce Bender shares her favorite moments in the field 

Nature TTL (January 2022) - Where to Find and Photograph Wildlife in Japan

Mike's Camera Blog (October 2021) - Tips for photographing fall foliage featuring Alyce Bender 

Tamron (August 2021) - How to Shoot: Fine-Art Wildlife and Nature  


Landscape Photography Magazine (March 2021) - Assignment Macro & Close up  

Landscape Photography Magazine (July 2020) 

Tamron Recipes (June 2020) – Photography with Alyce Bender 

WildPlanet Photo Magazine (January 2020) – Final Frame 

Landscape Photography Magazine (November 2019)

Outdoor Photographer (October 2019) - Photo of the Day: Oct 17 

AI-AP Pro Photo Daily (September 2019) - How Alyce Bender Makes Peace Through Nature Photography 

Landscape Photography Magazine (September 2019) 

Landscape Photography Magazine (June 2019)

Other Printed Materials

2022 – National Wildlife Federation Holiday Card, “Snowy Courtship"

2022 – Audubon of Kansas Vehicle Graphic Wrap: inclusion of lesser prairie chicken image

2021 – Elkhorn Slough Foundation 2022 calendar, “Otter Smile” & “Sleepyhead”

2020 – The Carmel Pine Cone (newspaper), seagull rescue story images

Speaking Engagements

***This list is non-exhaustive and does not include the multitude of smaller, regional camera clubs and photo centers that I have presented to across the US, both virtually and in-person. ***


Georgia Nature Photography Association

Southeastern Arizona Birding Festival

Hunt’s Photo Spring Expo

North American Nature Photography Association Summit

Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter



Sierra Club, San Diego

Precision Camera Winter Expo

Georgia Nature Photography Association

Southeastern Arizona Birding Festival



Appalachian Trail Conservancy Emerging Leaders’ Summit

Georgia Nature Photography Association

Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley

Tamron Speakers Series

Texas Nature & Environmental Photographers



Professional Affiliations

Tamron Americas, Ambassador

Wildside Nature Tours, Photography Leader/Guide

Women in Wildlife Photography, Photography Leader/Guide

Nature First, Regional Ambassador (TX)


North American Nature Photography Association, Ethics Committee Member

Girls Who Click, Partner Photographer 


Professional Photographers of America, Member

National Audubon Society, Member


International Crane Foundation, Member


North American Grouse Partnership, Member 

Responsible Photography Collective, Member


Wild Women in Photography (September 2023) Episode 4: Excitement & Wonder with Alyce Bender 

Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast (June 2023) Episode 137: 

Starting a Successful Nature Photography Career with Alyce Bender  

Outdoor Photography Podcast (November 2022) Episode 84: What Does Connecting to Nature Mean to You?  

Outdoor Photography Podcast (June 2022) Episode 63: How To Be a Better Nature Photographer With Alyce Bender 

The Nature Photographer (NANPA) (September 2021) Episode 19: Be a Better Naturalist featuring Alyce Bender 

Outdoor Photography Guide (June 2021): An Interview with Nature Pro Photographer Alyce Bender 

The Landscape Photography Show (May 2021): Photography as a Lifelong Pursuit With Alyce Bender 

The Beard Winner (June 2020): Exploring Creative Options w/ Alyce Bender   


The Photographer's Craic (April 2020) Episode 52: Tamron Ambassador Alyce Bender Talks Macro Photography 

Photog Adventures Podcast (June 2019) Episode 105: Alyce Bender | World Traveler, Nature, and Wildlife Photographer


The Great Outdoors Photography Podcast (November 2018): Expanding your Horizons with Alyce Bender         


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