June 2008 - Certificate of Digital Photography, Rhode Island School of Design
Wickford Art Association - Artist Member, Photographic Arts Group, Chairman
Newport Photo Guild - Member
John is a long standing member of the Wickford Art Association and for the last few years has been the head of the Photographic Arts Group. The goal of the Photographic Arts Group is to help the members achieve their potential in photography. John's leadership style wins much praise as he puts photographers of all levels at ease and encourages them to be free to express their art in their own way while receiving education and hands on opportunities to practice their photography.
John's current project is "Station Ink". The Station Ink show is a photographic tribute for the 10th year anniversary to all the memorial tattoos in honor of the 100 victims and survivors of The Station Night Club Fire - February 20, 2003. Over 60 people were photographed for this show which will be held at the Pawtucket Armory - February 15 - 17, 2013. This show is a fundraiser for The Station Fire Memorial Fund (for more information and samples: www.stationink.com )
John has received many awards for his work at fine arts shows in New England. He has also had several private exhibitions. John currently works as a photographer shooting weddings, portraits and events. "I enjoy photographing people in their favorite environment or in the studio." He is always seeking to capture the beauty and essence of life as a sort of missionary bringing those images to print. John keeps current with the photography world as he immerses himself in a daily search for ways to inspire others through his art or by bringing his discoveries unselfishly to those he leads at the Wickford Art Association.
John has also served as Vice President at the Wickford Art Association and spent many volunteer hours in many areas of need here. John received the 2012 Wickford Art Association Volunteer of the Year Award, which was presented at the North Kingstown Volunteer Winners Award Ceremony.
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