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Sigurds Robert Bokalders, American photographer, artist. Recipient numerous awards Associated Press, 1981-1986, United Press International, 1980-1986, Suburban Newspapers American, 1984-1986, Best of Show Armory Art Center, 1997, Best of Cox Newspapers Excellence award, 1993, Regional Photographer of Year award National Press Photographers Association, 1983, Picture of the Year award, 1987, Photojournalism award Southern Photographer, 1993.


Bokalders, Sigurds Robert was born on March 4, 1955 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Janis Arvids Bokalders and Dzidra (Telmanis) Brende.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Northern Illinois University, 1978.


Display designer, Container Corporation American, Carol Stream, Illinois, 1979;staff photographer, Free Press Newspaper Group, Carpentersville, Illinois, 1980-1982;staff photographer, The Daily Herald Newspaper, Chicago, 1982-1987;staff photographer, Sun-Tattler Newspaper, Hollywood, Florida, 1987;staff photographer, Sun-Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1988-1991;video editor's assistant, Post-Edge, Hollywood, Florida, 1990;owner, Sig Bokalders Photography, Hollywood, Florida, 1987-1991;staff photographer, Palm Beach (Florida) Daily News, 1991-1994;owner, Sigvision Photography, Boynton Beach, Florida, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited photography Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, 1994, Gasiunasen Fine Art, Palm Beach, 1994, Sunfest Art Exhibition, 1995 (Purchase award 1995), Illinois Photographers '80 Competition, 1980 (Purchase award 1980).


Member Chicago Press Photographers Association (awards 1982-1986), Illinois Press Photographers Association (awards 1980-1986), Florida Press Association (awards 1991-1994), National Press Photographers Association (awards 1980-1987). M C.


Married Ruta Nitiss, June 15, 1980 (divorced April 1992). 1 child, Kira Melissa. Married Alicia Alfert, October 16, 1994.

Janis Arvids Bokalders Brende

Dzidra (Telmanis) Brende

Ruta Nitiss

Alicia Alfert

Kira Melissa Bokalders