John Conn

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About the Artist:

John Conn, who spent 45 days in 2010 in Antarctica and Patagonia, traveling and hiking to capture the land and seascapes.

He spent over 20 days journeying over 3,200 nautical miles in Antarctica before heading to Patagonia for the second part of his expedition. Throughout his journey, he referenced the stories of Antarctic explorers, Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott. Like them, he saw his surroundings to be dangerous, inhospitable and forbidding.

According to John, "There's menace here and the feel of it stays with you…it towers over you. And when you've left the continent, it's still in your memory."

Starting in 1970, John traveled to South Africa capturing images of the people and social divide of Aparteid.  His iconic Subway series was shot between the mid 1970’s and 1982 in New York City.  In 2014 John began a series of treks across the US photographing Americans, similar to what Robert Frank did in the late 1950’s.  In 2015/16, he spent a month in Cuba photographing the people and surroundings.

Biography:

John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  
 
As a freelance photographer and writer, he has captured a range of subjects delving into political and social issues, nature and landscapes, architecture, and underwater images.  His work has appeared in: New York Times Sunday Magazine; Time/Life Books; IMAX Films; Village Voice; Human Rights Magazine; Shutterbug Magazine; Hasseleblad Magazine; American Photographer; RangeFinder Magazine; LensWork Magazine; Ocean Realm; Dive Travel Magazine; Picture Magazine; Discover Diving Magazine; Picture Magazine; Popular Photography; Nikon World; Black & White Photography; B&W Magazine; Studio Photography, to name a few.
 
Starting in 1970, John traveled to South Africa capturing images of the people and social divide of Aparteid.  His iconic Subway series shot between the mid 1970’s and 1982 in New York City is part of the permanent collection of The New York Historical Society and Hoboken Historical Museum. 
 
In 2010, John Conn spent 45 days in Antarctica and Patagonia, traveling and hiking to capture the land and seascapes.  He spent over 20 days journeying over 3,200 nautical miles in Antarctica before heading to Patagonia for the second part of his expedition.  In 2014 John began a series of treks across the US photographing Americans, similar to what Robert Frank did in the late 1950’s.  In 2015/16, he spent a month in Cuba photographing the people and surroundings.
 
His photographs are in public and private collections throughout the US.

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Associated Exhibitions

Picture This
October 14, 2019 - January 15, 2020
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Join us at the 2018 Spring Affordable Art Fair in NYC on March 21st.
We'll be back at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Booth 1.34.
February 16 - March 28, 2018
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25 Under 26
Featuring 25 artworks - starting at $300 and all priced under $2,600!
October 13 - December 14, 2017
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John Conn in "Vroom Vroom Beep Beep" at Susan Eley Fine Art
Join us for the Opening Reception January 12 6-8pm.
December 31, 2016 - February 24, 2017
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Journey Around the World
October 6, 2016 - January 19, 2017
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Journey, at New York Design Center
February 26 - April 15, 2014
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Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries
A Bronx Arts Alliance exhibit at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, curated by Sarah Corona. Opens March 5th part of New York Armory Week
March 5 - March 9, 2014
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Monochromatic Vision
September 6 - October 19, 2013
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Icebergs and Glaciers
February 1 - April 28, 2013
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