BIO - John Simpson

John F. Simpson

Self-taught photographer John F. Simpson is currently retired and devoting a major part of his time to perfecting his craft and expanding his portfolio. Raised in New Mexico, John was exposed to a rich heritage of visual arts.

During high school, he served as his yearbook photographer, developing his work in his home darkroom. John was his ship’s photographer during his service in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Over the years since then he has drifted in and out of photography, always drawn back to the magic of the black and white image.

John currently lives in the Bay Area has lived in Santa Fe, Santa Barbara and New York City. He has taken formal courses in photography and attended many workshops.

He’s had portfolio reviews  at the Soho Gallery and  the International Center for Photography in New York City; and, at SF Camerawork in San Francisco. His work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and in Black+White and Adore Noir magazines, and was shown in New York City at PhotoVille. He was a first-prize winner for photography at the 2016 Alamo Diablo Valley Art Association’s annual show in Danville, California and is a Member Photographer at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel California and was chosen for its online gallery in the 2017 International Juried Exhibition.  He was featured as a Street Shooter Of The Month in the August 2017 issue of Street Photography Magazine.

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