JOHN CHAO, Bellevue Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement JOHN is a nature, travel & environmental photographer living in the Seattle, WA area. In 1991 he left the rancorous congestion of Manhattan & East Coast. Since then his focus has been on the natural beauty of the Northwest & West. His work has been recognized in juried exhibitions, published in books including "Best of the Northwest", magazines (Audubon, National Geographic publications, Outdoor Photographer, etc.), newspapers, notecards, calendars & included in collections at Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic National Parks. He is a Volunteer Photographer for the National Park Service, Washington's National Park Fund (www.wnpf.org), & an Advisory Board Member for the Photography Program at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA.
Interests include National Parks, mountain aerials, travel scenics, winter views, night skies & environmental photojournalism.
He is creator of 3 photography guidemaps: "Seattle PhotoGuideMap", "Mount Rainier PhotoRovers(R)" North & Southside maps of Mt. Rainier National Park. Cut & paste this address into your browser for web link:
John has conducted photography workshops & organized nature photography exhibitions. He co-organized & presented work in "The National Parks in Washington State" Exhibition from 10/2010 to 1/2011 at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
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(Avatar is my furry son, Sam, a better being than me, who passed away January 2012).