RECENT JOHN SEXTON EVENTS
Watch John Sexton, along with his longtime friend Kim Weston, discuss their passion for the black- and- white print in these brand new videos produced by Epson.
New Epson Web Site Celebrates the Black-and-White Print and it even includes videos of me, and my longtime friend Kim Weston. Epson launched this web site today. I am very pleased with the way my
video interview turned out. If you have a few moments, you may want to check it out, along with the interview with Kim Weston. There are three additional segments coming. In addition there are tutorials on black and white digital techniques by pals Dan Steinhardt and Tony Corbell.
Watch the recently released video: Remembering Brett Weston with Randy Efros, John Sexton, and Kim Weston. Gain insights into the man, and the photographer, Brett Weston, and learn about his passion for photography and for life.
Remembering Ray McSavaney
Photographer, Educator, Author, and Friend
December 18, 1938 – July 2, 2014
Read more about Ray McSavaney.
My dear friend of forty years, photographer Ray McSavaney passed away on July 2, 2014. I have prepared a tribute to my fallen friend. I hope you will take a look and let me tell you about an amazing photographer, and loyal friend.
John's photographs included in the "Power of the Image" exhibition in Beijing, China -
April and May 2014
John is a recipient of the inaugural "Power of the Image - George Eastman Medal"
I had twelve photographs included in the "Power of the Image" exhibition on display during April and May 2014 at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. Along with my images, the exhibition features more than 200 photographs by 20 internationally-renowned professional photographers, including Pep Bonet, Michael Crouser, Lauren Greenfield, Peter Guttman, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Nadav Kander, Frederic LaGrange, Yann Layma, Roman Loranc, Gerd Ludwig, Steve McCurry, Eric Meola, Sylvia Plachy, Matthew Jordan Smith, Eddie Soloway, Art Streiber, Joyce Tenneson, Art Wolfe and Qin Yuhai. The photographers included in the exhibition were each awarded the inaugural Power of the Image - George Eastman Medal.
Camera Craftsmen of America Annual Meeting - April 2014
John presents Keynote Address
John inducted as first Honorary Member since Wynn Bullock in 1970
In April I was invited to present the Keynote Address at the annual meeting of the Camera Craftsmen of America in beautiful Napa, California. Anne and I had a wonderful few days with the members of this historic organization, which was founded in 1905. I was stunned when I was invited to become an Honorary Member of the CCA during the introduction for my lecture by longtime friend, and talented photographer, Tony Corbell. I was informed that I had been selected for the honor by a unanimous vote of the attending members. Needless to say I gladly, and graciously, accepted the honor. The last time that an Honorary Member had been invited to join the CCA was when Wynn Bullock (whom I studied with, and revere) was inducted in 1970!
Imaging USA - Phoenix, Arizona - January 2014
John Receives 2014 American Society of Photographers International Award
John Presents "Inspirations: A Life In Photography" Lecture
I was honored, and humbled, to receive the International Award from the American Society of Photographers during the Professional Photographers of America 2014 Imaging USA conference in 2014. This award is the highest honor that the ASP bestows to non-members. The beautiful crystal trophy reads, "For contributions to professional photography as an art and a science." Needless to say this was an unexpected, and greatly appreciate honor.
A few hours before the black tie ASP awards ceremony I presented a lecture, Inspirations: A Life in Photography to a packed house of over 600 enthusiastic photographers. I was astounded when I received an extended standing ovation from the audience at the conclusion of my talk. The beginning of my lecture was also a special experience. My longtime friend, and former student - the legendary entertainer Kenny Rogers - was receiving the PPA's highest honor, an honorary "Master of Photography" degree during the conference. Kenny was kind enough to fly in a day early to attend my lecture and award ceremony, and he generously offered to introduce me at my lecture. I am certain that this will be the only time in my life that I will have Kenny Rogers as my "opening act!"
Kenny received his prestigious award the following evening at a gala event. He invited me to join him on stage at the Phoenix Symphony Hall for his photographic presentation Places I've Been, Things I've Seen. We had a great time reminiscing about photographic adventures we shared together over the past thirty years. The one-hour on stage flew by for us, and based upon the feedback of photographers in the audience (as well as Anne) it was an enjoyable experience for all.
JOHN SEXTON EXHIBITION
REFLECTIONS ON NATURE IN BLACK AND WHITE
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
DECEMBER 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014
Departures - Level 2 - Pre-Security
I am pleased to announce an exhibition of my photographs at the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition, Reflections On Nature in Black and White, consists of twelve 16x20 silver gelatin prints, and was curated by Ramekon O'Arwisters of the SFO Museum.The prints will be on display through February 28, 2014.
ANNOUNCING A NEW BOOK AND COMPANION iOS APP
LOOKING AT ANSEL ADAMS: THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE MAN
BY ANDREA G. STILLMAN
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RECENTLY RELEASED BOOK AND APP
JOHN AND ANNE
SUN TO MOON
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - October 12,
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
All Day Seminar: Friday, September
6, 2013 - Sun to Moon Gallery
Free Public Lecture, Saturday, September 7, 2013
- 1:00 pm - Richland College
Anne and I are very busy preparing for our
upcoming two-person exhibition at the Sun to Moon
Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The show will run from
September 5 through October 12, 2013. There will
be an opening reception on Saturday, September 7
from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
we are planning a one-day seminar on Friday,
September 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are
hoping we can provide an interesting, and informative day that will
provide both information and inspiration to participants.
The seminar fee is $179 - which includes lunch. I
have included information that Sun to Moon Gallery recently published
on the seminar below, along with their contact information. For
additional information about the seminar, please visit the Sun to
Moon Gallery web site.
There are only 20 spaces
available, and similar events at Sun to Moon Gallery have filled
quickly, so if you are interested contact the gallery soon.
I am pleased to announce that Richland College
is hosting a public lecture on Saturday,
September 7 at 1:00 pm. The event if open to the
public, and the admission is free. There will be
a poster sale and signing following the lecture.
The event will be held in the Fanning Performance
Hall, F102, at Richland College. Richland
College has hosted some great photography
lectures in the past, and I am honored to be a
part of their photography lecture series. I will
also be spending some time with the Richland
photography students, which I am really looking
forward to. For further information about the
lecture contact photography professor Wayne Loucas email@example.com.
If you are able to attend the lecture, be sure
to stick around for the opening reception that
evening. Richland College is about a 30 minute
drive from the Sun to Moon Gallery. We are
looking forward to seeing a bunch of our
photography friends from Texas.
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MONTEREY
COURSE DATES: July 15 - 28, 2013
JOHN'S PUBLIC LECTURE: July 16, 2013 - 7:00 pm
JOHN'S CLASSES AS PART OF THE
WORKSHOP: July 16 and 17, 2013
I am pleased to be involved with the 2013
Summer Arts program at nearby California
State University Monterey Bay. The faculty, that
includes well-known photographers and instructors
Rick Sammon and Nevada Wier, along with Michael
Jones from West Coast Imaging and Professor Mark
Larson, will provide excellent information and
inspiration for those attending the session. I
will be spending two days with participants, and
presenting an evening lecture that is open to the
public. Workshop participants will have an
opportunity to learn creative seeing and
photography techniques, along with insights into
photography careers. In addition, participants
will develop Photoshop skills for fine-art inkjet
printing and print two large fine-art images for
the public culmination exhibit.
For more information about the course contact
Professor Mark Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-826-5925.
PETER SPENCE NIKONIANS NORTHERN EXPOSURE PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH JOHN - JUNE 2013
During the 2013 Photo Moncton International photographic conference in New Brunswick, Canada, I joined my colleague Peter Spence for an insightful interview that is engaging for photo enthusiasts whether you are a professional or an amateur. Peter is a professional photographer in Halifax, Canada and he promotes photography with a radio show for Nikon called Northern Exposure. Our interview shares my insights around my career that reveal the choices in equipment, my relationship with Nikon, and the approaches that have been part of my photography over the years. Peter and I explore my inspirations, which have contributed, to my love affair with black and white photography and led to the preferences in equipment that have accompanied my passion in photography.
A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN SEXTON AT PHOTO VISION
Thomas Harrop, editor of PhotoVision magazine, conducts an in depth interview with John. John discusses his ongoing excitement and passion for photography and the magic of the black and white print.
PROFESSIONAL LEGENDS ONLINE JOHN SEXTON WEBSITE
visit the Kodak Professional/Photo District News Legends
Online web site featuring John Sexton. Here you can
see many of John's images, and watch him commenting
about them with streaming video clips.
Professional: Legends Online: John Sexton
ANNE LARSEN AND JOHN SEXTON: LIGHT AND FORM
THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY
YOSEMITE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
APRIL 18 THROUGH MAY 29, 2013
I am thrilled to announce the first joint exhibition that my wife, Anne Larsen, and I are sharing together at The Ansel Adams Gallery in spectacular Yosemite National Park. If you are going to be in Yosemite between now and May 29th please stop by the Gallery to see our black and white silver gelatin photographs.
If, by chance, you will be in Yosemite on Saturday, May 11th we would love to have the chance to share our images with you at our exhibition reception at the Gallery from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In addition, at 8:30 pm that evening I will be presenting a lecture at the outdoor amphitheater at the nearby Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Both events are free, and open to the public. Anne and I would love to see you, and have the chance to visit with you.
I have been represented by The Ansel Adams Gallery for more than three decades - longer than any other artist other than Ansel himself! Anne is the Gallery's most recent addition. For additional information be sure to visit The Ansel Adams Gallery web site. In addition, plan to stop in at the historic Gallery the next time you visit Yosemite - especially if you will be in Yosemite during our exhibition.
If you would like to be kept up to date on my photographic activities, please send and email to email@example.com. We value your privacy, and never share contact information with anyone.
PHOTO MONCTON INTERNATIONAL
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
May 30 to June 2, 2013
I am thrilled to be the keynote speaker at
Photo Moncton International: a four-day
conference showcasing photography seminars,
presentations, workshops, as well as a trade
show. My keynote presentation will be on
Saturday, June 1st. I am looking forward to this
event and the opportunity to spend time with
attendees and other presenters. Anne and I have
never been to this part of Canada, and are very
excited to experience the Canadian Maritimes for
the first time.
are still working on this large, and complex,
event. The web page should go live around the
first of the year. I will post additional details
in a future newsletter, and the web site also has
a link to the Photo Moncton International
Facebook page, which will have regular
June 17-21, 2013
been invited to be the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg
Keynote speaker for BIOCOMM
2013. BIOCOMM is the annual meeting of the
BioCommunications Association. The
BioCommunications Association, or BCA, is an
international professional association of people
working in the biological communications field.
This event is ONLY open to registered conference
JOHN'S LECTURE FOR APPLE
INSPIRED BY EXCELLENCE
July I had the great privilege and honor to
present a brand new lecture, Inspired by
Excellence to more than 800 Apple employees.
It was an amazing experience. The audience was
extremely enthusiastic and responsive. The venue
was spectacular, and the audiovisual team and
their hardware provided the best digital
projection I have ever experienced for my own
images - along with Ansel's photographs. The
high-resolution images (which required me to
re-work all of the digital files for this
presentation) looked terrific at more than twelve
feet tall on the screen. At a reception following
my presentation I had the pleasure to meet a
number of the attendees, and visit with them. It
was a long, but incredibly rewarding, afternoon I
will never forget. At the risk of using an
overused term... the entire experience was
LECTURE NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF ART - NOVEMBER 3,
Shortly after we return from our trip to the
Eastern Sierra for our workshops with Charlie Cramer, Anne and I will
be heading to New England. I’m honored to have been invited to
be a part of the Distinguished American Artists lecture series
offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New
Hampshire. I will be presenting my lecture Inspirations: An
Evening With Photographer John Sexton on November 3 at 6:30
I’m flattered to share the series with Alice
Aycock and Chris Van Allsburg – two American artists whose
works are remarkable and inspiring. Alice Aycock has created
sculptural-architectural installations throughout the world. Two-time
Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Van Allsburg has drawn readers into a
magical, even surreal, world through his illustrated picture books,
which include Jumanji and The Polar Express.
The event is open
to the public. Tickets are $20 for my lecture, and $50 for the entire
series. I will be talking about my own photography, as well as the
time I spent working side-by-side with Ansel as his photographic and
technical assistant. Along with my public lecture, I will be spending
Friday with the photography students at the Institute. I am looking
forward to this opportunity to meet the students, sharing information
and images with them, and trying to answer their questions. If any of
my subscribers are in the area, it would be great to see you at the
lecture. In addition, please let your friends know about the
For more information contact:
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Ansel Adams: A
Center for Creative
Photography presents a lecture by John Sexton
- May 9, 2011 - 5:30 PM
Free Admission – Open
to the Public
For Creative Photography
1030 N. Olive
Tucson, Arizona 85716
I always like speaking about Ansel and his influence on my
photography, and indeed my life. I am honored to have the opportunity
to present my lecture Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection for the Center for Creative Photography on Monday, May 9, 2011 at
The lecture is being offered in association
with the exhibition of nearly forty prints Ansel Adams: Arizona
and the West which is on display at the Center through May 15th.
It is a rare opportunity to see this group of photographs,
representing the entire course of Adams’s prolific career.
These images show the wide range of work Adams produced in Arizona
and throughout the American West. From quiet studies of natural
details to the awe-inspiring grandeur of massive mountains under
cloud-filled skies, Adams chronicled the land with passion fueled by
a deep appreciation of the transformative power of the
During my lecture, which will include
new material that I have not previously presented, I will discuss the
nuances of Ansel’s renowned photographic techniques, provide
insights into Ansel’s creative process, and present some of his
well-known, as well as lesser known, images. A number of images will
be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print -
progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely
crafted expressive print.
In addition, I will
recount personal anecdotes of working side by side with Ansel. I will
also be sharing a few images from my own photographic career of
nearly forty years. I promise it will be a lively and entertaining
Following the lecture I will be
signing copies of my books, Recollections and Places of
I hope some of my eNewsletter
subscribers will be able to attend this event. Please pass this
information on to others that might be interested in attending this
event. If you would like more information, check out the Center for
Creative Photography’s web site:
JOHN TO PRESENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS
ALONG WITH ANSEL ADAMS LECTURE
AT 8th ANNUAL MOAB PHOTOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM
MAY 12-15, 2011
John is honored to have been invited to present the keynote address at the upcoming 8th annual Moab Photography Symposium, May 12-15, 2011 in spectacular Moab, Utah. This event, organized by his long time friend and talented photographer, Bruce Hucko, should be a wonderful four days of information and inspiration. There will be lectures and workshops by Tom Till, Joan Myers, Jeff Vanuga, Michael Frye, Steve Traudt, Nat Coalson, Bruce Hucko, Rod Hanna, Rory Tyler, and John as well.
In addition to his keynote address, which he will be presenting on Thursday evening, John will also be presenting his lecture Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection on Saturday. He will be conducting mini-workshops on both Friday and Saturday afternoon. It will be a busy, exciting, and interesting symposium.
For futher information visit the Moab Photography Symposium web site.
Ansel Adams, Portrait
Yosemite Valley, California
©1975 John Sexton. All rights reserved.
MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS A LECTURE BY JOHN SEXTON
ANSEL ADAMS: A PERSONAL RECOLLECTION
WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 - 7:00 PM
The Monterey Institute of International Studies - Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, California 93940
General Admission: $10. Monterey Museum of Art Members: $5.
For further information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Museum’s web site.
The lecture is being presented in association with the beautiful exhibition of more than seventy prints Ansel Adams: Portrait of America. It is a rare opportunity to see this group of photographs, as the prints are the personal collection of Ansel and Virginia’s daughter Anne Adams Helms.
During my presentation I will discuss the nuances Ansel’s renowned photographic techniques, provide insights into Ansel’s creative process, and present some of his well-known, as well as lesser known, images. A number of images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print. In this lecture I am also including information about Ansel’s early glass plate negatives. It will be an opportunity to see some of these images, along with reproductions of vintage prints from that era. I will also be sharing first-hand insights concerning the glass plate negatives, alleged to have been made by Ansel, that have received so much media coverage of late.
In addition, I will recount personal anecdotes of working side by side with Ansel. I will also be sharing a few images from my own photographic career. I hope to see some of you there!
JOHN’S RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION AT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
OPENING AND LECTURE JULY 10
I am pleased to announce that my traveling retrospective exhibitionJohn
Sexton: A Photographer’s Journeywill be on display at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California from July 3 through August 27, 2010. The last time I had a large exhibition of my work in my own “backyard” was my exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art in 1994. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to share images with my many photographic friends and neighbors here on the Monterey Peninsula. If your travel plans will bring you to this area, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to come by and see the exhibition.
On Saturday, July 10, I will be presenting a lecture and book signing from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, which will be followed by an opening reception in the gallery from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. This lecture will be different from the Adobe presentation described above, as the talk will focus on my own photographs. Included in the exhibition and presentation will be some new images, as well as earlier photographs from my more than thirty-five year career in photography. During the lecture I will illustrate the evolutionary process of some of the images from the negative to the finished print, exploring a number of the creative controls I use in making my silver gelatin photographs. In addition, I will show some unique Ansel Adams images and discuss his influence on my photography. A book signing will be held following the lecture.
A portion of this exhibition was on display at Oregon State University in 2009. The exhibition will be traveling to other venues in the future, and announcements will be made in future issues of my newsletter.
I would like to thank Light Impressions, as well as Kodak Professional, for their support of this traveling exhibition, and Freestyle Photographic Supplies for their most generous support as the exclusive sponsor of exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art.
You can learn about the exhibition, opening reception, and lecture here. For more information about the Center for Photographic Art and their many programs check out their web site. I look forward to seeing a number of you on July 10.
In the meantime, Wynn
Bullock: Color Light Abstractions is the next show up at the CPA. It will be on display from May 15 to June 26. On Saturday May 15, there will be a panel discussion, Wynn Bullock: A Visionary Photographer Revisited, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, followed by a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Panelists will include A.D. Coleman, Richard Gadd, Chris Johnson, Dr. Britt Salvesen, and Karen Sinsheimer.
ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY TO EXHIBIT JOHN’S WORK RECEPTION AND LECTURE AUGUST 21
Speaking of exhibitions... I’m looking forward to my upcoming exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, which will be on display from August 18 to September 26, 2010. This exhibition will have an opening reception on Saturday, August 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. I will also be presenting a lecture at the Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater at 8:30 pm that evening. If you’re looking for an excuse to come to beautiful Yosemite, it would be great to see you there. You can find additional information at the Ansel
Adams Gallery web site.
I have been represented by the Ansel Adams Gallery since 1980, and have been fortunate to have had a number of exhibitions at the Gallery over the past thirty years. I am very pleased to have another opportunity to share my photographs at the Gallery, located in one of my very favorite places... Yosemite Valley.
ADOBE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES: JOHN TO LECTURE JUNE 24
I am thrilled to have been invited to be a part of the Adobe
Distinguished Lecture Series. I will be presenting a brand new lecture Ansel Adams: An Inspiration on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 pm at Adobe’s Park Auditorium at their headquarters in San Jose.
This lecture will focus primarily on Ansel’s photography, and explore the nuances of his renowned photographic vision. During this audio-visual presentation Ansel’s images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print. In addition, I will be showing a number of my own images and discussing the inspiration and influence that Ansel has had on my photography, as well as his effect on other photographers and photography in general.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Directions to the facility can be found here. A book signing will follow the lecture, for those that are interested. I look forward to seeing some newsletter subscribers at this event.
JOHN SEXTON: THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHS
APRIL 6-29, 2009
Reception: April 6, 6:00 P.M.
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Lecture and book signing: April 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Lasells Stewart Center
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Program
AN EVENING WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER
Sponsored by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center
APRIL 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Cosummes River College
Lecture and book signing
The Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College, 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823
JOHN TO LECTURE FOR SPECTRUM ART GALLERY IN FRESNO, OCTOBER 23, 2008
am honored to be presenting a lecture for the Spectrum
Art Gallery in Fresno, California on Thursday evening,
October 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm. The talk will be held at
the Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum.
This presentation is part of Spectrum Art Gallery’s
grand reopening celebration for their new location
in Fresno’s Tower Arts District. This event
will kick off their annual print auction weekend.
Admission to the lecture will be $10.00. My talk
will include images that span my thirty-five year
career in photography.
addition, a portion of the talk will incorporate
examples and anecdotes drawn from my close working
relationship with Ansel Adams. Images will be transformed
on the screen from the negative to the final print,
progressing through various creative steps in the
evolution of an expressive photographic print. I
will be available after the lecture to sign copies
of my most recent book, Recollections. I’m
looking forward to seeing a number of my photographic
friends from the Fresno and Central Valley area,
as well as making new friends.
Sea of Aspen, Dolores River Canyon, Colorado
As an added bonus, each attendee at my presentation
will be issued a drawing ticket. There will be
a drawing at the Spectrum Art Gallery Auction on
Saturday night, October 25, 2008. One lucky attendee
will win an 11x14" print of my image Sea of
Aspen. The ticket holder must be present at the
auction to be eligible to win the special drawing.
In addition, I am pleased that I will have an additional
image, Frost Covered Boulders, included in the
additional details on my lecture, visit the Spectrum
is more information about the Spectrum Gallery
print auction at this page on their web site: http://spectrumphotogallery.org/featured-auction.html
further information please contact the Spectrum
Art Gallery, Phone: 559-266-0691
SEXTON TO APPEAR AT PHOTOPLUS 2007 IN NEW YORK CITY
OCTOBER 18 - 20, 2007.