John Sexton Birch Trees, Rockport, Maine
Medium Silver print
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1981 Print Date 2002
Dimensions 10-1/4 x 13 in. (260 x 330 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
A beautiful and haunting print. See: Sexton, Quiet Light, pl.25.
John Sexton is one of the most widely known contemporary black and white landscape photographers and educators. He was an assistant of Ansel Adams for many years. John Sexton was born in 1953, and resides in Carmel Valley, California. Respected as a photographer, master printmaker, and workshop instructor, he is best known for his luminous, quiet photographs of the natural environment. Recently, he has been exploring the aesthetics of humankind's technology, from ancient Anasazi sites in the Southwestern United States to the Space Shuttle. This work is included in his book entitled Places of Power.
His photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world. His work has been featured on CBS "Sunday Morning" show with Charles Kuralt, and on the MacNeil Leher News Hour. In 1993, his photographs were used in national advertising campaigns by Bank of America and General Motors. Sexton's photographs have been featured in numerous publications including: Time, Life, American Photo, Aspen, Backpacker, Photo Techniques, Darkroom Photography, Popular Photography, Zoom, High Country News, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, TWA Ambassador, Southern Accents and View Camera.
He is the director of the John Sexton photography Workshop program, and teaches numerous photography workshops each year for other programs. Currently a consultant to Eastman Kodak Co. and other photographic manufacturers, he worked as both technical and photographic assistant, and then technical consultant to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. He continues to serve 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. Print orders from John Sexton can take up to two years.