John's Passion for photography runs deep, starting in his grade school years and leading up to his becoming one of the youngest photographers on the staff at the Chicago Tribune shortly after graduating from college in 1989.
Prior to joining the Tribune, John interned at the Grand Rapids Press and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. In his time at the Chicago tribune his assignments included photographing several US presidents, numerous world leaders, the NBA finals, the Stanley Cup finals, many Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine cover stories, as well as day- to-day assignments of every type.
John's work has been recognized for excellence by his peers, including ranking as a finalist in the prestigious Hearst competition in 1989, and many state and national awards for newspaper photography. In 2000 he was a member of the staff at the Chicago Tribune that shared the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest award.
John was one of the first photographers in the country to use digital cameras for nearly 100% of his daily work. John taught photojournalism at the university level and has helped many photographers embrace digital photography.
John is married to Lisa, his wife of just over 13 years, and has two boys, John Jr and George.