Phillip J. Ruege

Phil Ruege is a professional photographer specializing in portraiture, nature, wildlife and Western scenes. He began at a young age by developing negatives, going on to study photo-journalism at Bismarck (ND) State College and at the New York Institute of Photography.

Phil has done freelance photography for ad agencies and newspapers, and has won several awards for his work. He had one of his photos on the front cover of “North Dakota Horizon Magazine” (1987), and won two awards in the South Dakota Newspapers contest in 1995 for Best Feature Photo and Best Sports Photo. He has also received a national “Champion 1996″ award for a photo that was displayed in Epcot Center in Florida, and in 2003 was given the Award of Excellence Honorable Mention in the spring contest of “Photographers Forum Magazine.”