John Shearer is a true renaissance man, fashioned in the mold of his boyhood idol, Gordon Parks. Like Parks, Shearer has been a photographer, writer, producer, director, lecturer and professor.
John Shearer has won 175 national photography awards, including Photographer of the Year in 1972. His work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Whitney Museum, among other cultural institutions.
Daniel P. Donnelly
Deputy Director, Time Life Picture Collection