Bert Behnke

Bert Behnke

April 22, 2023
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Bert Behnke, Master of Photography; Photographic Craftsman.; Honorary Master of Photography.CPP (PPA)                    

Address:          100 Kansas Street

                        Frankfort, IL  60423  USA

Phone: 708-479-6700    


Bert Behnke owns Behnke Photographers, a studio established in 1956 by Bert’s parents, along with his wife Cindy. He has won numerous awards in salon print competitions as well as serving his professional associations. Bert has taught or lectured on photography all across the USA and North America as well as in Europe, South America and Asia.

Bert is a past president of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois (APPI), the Frankfort (IL) Chamber of Commerce (2 times), as well as a Past President of the World Council of Professional Photographers (WCPP). He was also the founder of PPA Charities which raised over $2 million for various charities, including Operation Smile.

Awards & Honors

Bert has been awarded the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Honorary Master of Photography degrees from PPA as well as the National Award from his state affiliate. He was honored as Portrait Photographer of the Year from the International Photographic Council, a non-profit branch of the United Nations and with PPA’s International Award. He is a PPA Approved Juror Emeritus and an Honorary Fellow of APP of Illinois.

Most recently, Bert also owns the popular After Dark Education photographic workshops and a partner in Inspired Adventures, creating world-wide travel experiences.


Bert Behnke


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