Welcome to "Why?"
Each week we're going to share an image from a well-respected photographic artist and simply ask why the image is special; what makes it unique or what made it a favorite of the artist.
Helping me kick off this new feature is my long time friend John Sexton. I pulled a few paragraphs from his bio below, but the shorter version is simply he's a great guy and one of the most passionate photographers I've ever spent time with. So, if John is teaching a workshop and you have a chance to attend, run don't walk to get a seat!
I can't think of a better artist for this first episode of "Why?" Click on the sound bar above and listen to John's comments and you'll understand why I'm so excited. And, to find out more about John, his lecture schedule and view more images just click on his image above to link to his website.
John Sexton is a respected photographer, master printmaker, author, and workshop instructor, and best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment.
A recipient of the 2005 North American Nature Photography Association Lifetime Achievement Award, John is a
consultant to Eastman Kodak Company and other photographic manufacturers. He worked as both Technical and
Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. Following Mr. Adams’
death Sexton served as Photographic Special Projects Consultant to The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. From
1985 to 1993 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Friends of Photography.
John’s photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world. His
work has been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, and on the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour. Bank of
America, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak Company have used his photographs in national advertising
campaigns. Sexton’s photographs have been featured in numerous periodicals including: Time, Life, American
Photo, Backpacker, Photo Techniques, Darkroom Photography, LensWork Quarterly, View Camera, Black and
White, Zoom, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, TWA Ambassador, Southern Accents, and Popular Photography.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.