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.