John is a retired New York City art teacher.
He received his BA in Art in 1968 and his MS in Elementary Education in 1971, both from the City College of New York. In May, 1998, he received a Certificate in Photography from Nassau Community College.
For the past several years, his work has been in numerous Long Island juried exhibits including: African American Museum, B J Spoke Gallery, East Meadow Library, Firehouse Gallery, fotofoto Gallery, Freeport Memorial Library, Hewlett-Woodmere Library, Long Island Arts Council (including Best in Show, 1998 and 2009, followed by 2 solo shows), Long Island Museum (Best in Show 2011), Manhasset Library, Merrick Library, Molloy College Art Gallery, My Studio, Sandel Senior Center, Shelter Rock Gallery, the Smithtown Township Arts Council and the Unitarian Universalist.
John’s images have appear in the Best of College Photography 1997, 1998 and 1999. On two separate occasions, his award-winning images were reviewed in the New York Times (April 12, 1998 and January 30, 2000).
John is currently President of the Long Island Center of Photography (LICP) and a member of a small, select group called Photo Artists Network (PHAN), also on Long Island.
He describes his philosophy about photography as:
Some only see the ordinary,
I see beauty in the ordinary.
Some overlook the obvious,
I embrace it.
Some see the light,
I am only a servant of the light.
Some want images to last forever,
I only record them for a fleeting moment.
Thank you for letting me share with you
The way I see the world.