About The Author

John Harrington

John Harrington arrived in the nation’s Capital in 1985 as a student, graduating from the Catholic University of America. He built a successful photography business and has spoken in the past at numerous courses, seminars, and meetings on the subjects of business practices for photographers and his creative vision. Among the organizations he’s made presentations before are the American Society of Media Photographers, Advertising Photographers of America, National Press Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association, PhotoPlus Expo, the Smithsonian Institution, Corcoran School of Art and Design, and the University of Maryland. .  In 2007 John was awarded the International Photographic Councils’ Leadership Award at the United Nations. He has worked for more than 20 years as an active photographer in Washington, DC and around the world, with both editorial and commercial clients. Editorially, his credits have included the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, the National Geographic Society, USA Today, People, MTV, and Life, among hundreds of others. Commercially, John has worked with more than half of the top Fortune 50 companies, and even more of the top Fortune 500. Ad campaigns for Siemens, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Bank of America, and XM Satellite Radio, to name a few, have been seen worldwide.

In addition to this book, John has authored Best Business Practices for Photographers, now in it’s second edition, and his photography has illustrated four books, three specially commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian: Meet Naiche (2002), Meet Mindy (2003), Meet Lydia (2004), and Patriotism, Perserverance, Posterity: The Story of the National Japanese American Memorial (2001).

John is currently serving his second term as the President of the White House News Photographers Association, and has served on the boards of the local chapters of the Art Directors of Metropolitan Washington, American Society of Media Photographers, and the American Society of Picture Professionals.