JOHN CHAO, Bellevue Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement JOHN is a nature & travel photographer living in the Seattle, WA area. In 1991 he left the rancorous congestion of Manhattan & East Coast. Ever since, his photography reflects Creation's natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest & expansive West. Interests include National Parks, travel scenics, nightscapes, mountain aerials, winter views & environmental photojournalism.
His work has been awarded recognition in exhibitions, published in books including "Best of the Northwest", magazines (Audubon, National Geographic publications, Outdoor Photographer, etc.), newspapers, notecards, calendars & used by National Parks. He is a Volunteer Photographer for the National Park Service and Washington's National Park Fund (www.wnpf.org). He often leads one-on-one and small photo workshop groups and has been an Advisory Board Member for the Photography Program at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA.
He is creator of 3 photography guidemaps: "Seattle PhotoGuideMap", "Mount Rainier PhotoRovers(R)" North & Southside maps of Mt. Rainier National Park. Cut & paste address into browser for web link:
John collaborates on photo field workshops and photography exhibitions (co-organized & exhibited in "The National Parks in Washington State" Exhibition, 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-on January 2012).