JOHN CHAO, Bellevue Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement John is a nature, travel & environmental photographer living in the Seattle, Washington area. His work has been awarded recognition in juried exhibitions, published in several books including "Best of the Northwest", magazines including Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic publications, notecards, calendars, local newspapers & included in collections at Mount Rainier, North Cascades & Olympic National Parks. He is a Volunteer Photographer for the National Park Service, Washington's National Parks Fund (www.wnpf.org), & an Advisory Board Member for the Photography Program at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA.
Interests include National Parks, Pacific Northwest & Western regions, mountain aerials, travel scenics, winter views & photojournalism for nature-related causes.
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 for Mount Rainier National Park, offers photography field trips & organizes nature photography exhibitions. He co-organized & showed work in "The National Parks in Washington State" Exhibition in 10/2010 to 1/2011 at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
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(The Avatar is my furry son, Sam, a better being than I am, who passed away January 2012).