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John Thompson
 

John Thompson

Artistic Category artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With Public art

John was born in the north hills of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania during the winter of 1952. McKnight Road, as it is still known today, was a two lane country road with farm cropped hillsides, fields of corn, and cows that roamed the pastures that are now businesses, parking lots and highways.

John began his artistic career as a poet and artist in pointillism while attending the University of Pittsburgh in 1986, but never pursued his interest in photography until his later years. It was then that he produced such Awarded works as: “Pithole City Reflections,” “Generator House” and “Drifting Clouds.” An undergraduate, John never lost focus of his learning and is a self-taught digital photographer.

His photography is inspired by the elements of his surroundings. With an intense desire to “capture the moment” as it appears in its own natural state, he awakes to capture early morning sun rises, dew drops on an orchid, or a historical moment in History. John has been photographing landscapes and creative subjects for over a decade.

In 1987 John was named Personality of America for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts. In 1997 he received the Commemorative Medal of Honor for Outstanding Achievements and Dedication to Personal and Professional Goals from the American Biographical Institute. John is also the author of “Eruptions of the Heart” published by Publish America. John is a former Marine and a Viet Nam war era veteran.

John’s work has appeared in such publications as: Reminisce Magazine, The Powhatan Review, Photographer's Edge, Inc., Pittsburgh City Paper, The Aurora Review, Pedestal Magazine, The Adirondack Review, Haiku Zasshi Zo, TPQ Online, British Journal of Photography, The Front Porch Magazine, Void Magazine, Dr. Henry Smith’s photography book, 'Pennsylvania Seasons' and more.

John has won various awards through the North Hills Art Center, and held a position on the Board of Governors. John also participated at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, and won 1st Place in the Professional Photography category at the Kennedale’s 49th Annual Arts Festival coordinated by the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism in 2005.

John has six children, seven grandchildren and a feline. John still awakens to morning sun rises and resides in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

2008

Tilt Literary Notes

Editor In Chief: Rachel Mallino

http://www.rachelmallino.org/tilt/V2E1/Fraley.html

Digital Photo – “Face in the Glass” (May 2008)

 

The Powhatan Review, Clay Vaughan, 904 Spotswood Avenue
Apt 3A, Norfolk, VA 23517

powhatanreview@hotmail.com

Digital Photo – “Rusted Car” – Vol. 7- No. 2 Winter 2008

 

Inscribed: A Magazine For Writers

submissions@inscribed.org

Digital Photo – “Autumn Wheel” (Volume Three - Issue One)

Digital Photo – “For Sale” (Volume Three – Issue One)

 

2007

Iron Wheel, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Digital Photo – “Star” (October 20th 2007)

 

CYOF - The E-Zine for Everybody

http://archives.zinester.com/13692/142799.html

itsmikel25@yahoo.com

Digital Photo – “Generator House” – (October05, 2007)

 

debris: a literary/art magazine – Pittsburgh, Pa.

email: editor@debrismagazine.com

http://www.debrismagazine.com

Digital Photo – “Side View” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 – Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Golden Rolls” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 – Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Morning Beauty” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 - Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Sunflower Center” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Before the Rain” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 - Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Forked Tongue” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 - Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Star” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 - Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Delicate Petals” – (Volume 1 Issue 1 - Summer 2007)

 

flashquake - P.O. Box 2154, Albany NY 12220-0154

Roger Paris, Art Director

http://www.flashquake.org

Digital Photo – “Wilting Flower” Cover – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Generator House” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Autumn Vacancy” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Face in the Glass” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Golden Rolls” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “In Flight Home” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “In Flight” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Passion Flower” – (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “Pithole City Reflections” - (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007)

Digital Photo – “sunflower center” - (Volume 7 Issue 1 - Fall 2007) 

 

Inscribed: A Magazine For Writers

submissions@inscribed.org

Digital Photo – “Historical Savior” (Volume Two – Issue Four)

 

Iron Wheel Online Literary Journal   Three Rivers Creative Arts    Pittsburgh, Pa.        

Jason Greiner – Owner/Editor

Digital Photo – “Generator House” (Issue 1 – Summer 2007)

Digital Photo – “Mid-day Falls” (Issue 1 – Summer 2007) 

 

The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online 36 Haberman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-2144, Bruce Hoffman, On-line Editor

 http://tpqonline.org/

Digital Photo – “Korean War Veteran’s Memorial “May l 2007)

 

The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online 36 Haberman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-2144, Bruce Hoffman, On-line Editor

 http://tpqonline.org/

Digital Photo – “Morning Sunrise” (April 2007)

 

Southern Hum Southern Literature

Southern Hum Press, 210 S. Demanade Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70503

Jessicca Daigle Vidrine, Editor

http://www.southernhum.com/welcome

southern_hum@yahoo.com

Digital Photo – “Church Steples” (March 2007

Digital Photo – “Before the Rain” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Awakening Sunrise” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Forked Tongue” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Delicate Petals” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Unforgotten Firefighter” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “In Flight Home” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Jet Streams” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Ebenezer Bridge” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Mid-Day Falls” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Morning Beauty” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Spillway Reflections” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Face In the Glass” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Golden Rolls” (March 2007)

Digital Photo – “Mid-Day Reflections” (March 2007)

 

The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online 36 Haberman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-2144, Bruce Hoffman, On-line Editor

 http://tpqonline.org/

Digital Photo – “Empty Playground” (February 2007)

 

Ancient Paths P.O. Box 7505, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Skylar H. Burris, Editor

http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/magazine/table.html

Digital Photo - “Church Steeple” (January - Issue 14)

Digital Photo - “Old `n New Religion” (January - Issue 14)

 

Inscribed: A Magazine For Writers

submissions@inscribed.org

Digital Photo – “Rusted Car” (Volume One – Issue Four)

Digital Photo – “Sunflower Center” (Volume One – Issue Four)

 

2006

Stickman Review - An Online Literary Review

http://www.stickmanreview.com/index.html

art@stickmanreview.com

“Digital Photo – “Generator House” (Vol.5 No.2 December 2006)

 

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Online

Yankee Publishing Inc., P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH03444

http://www.almanac.com

Digital Photo – “Afternoon on Lake Erie” (December 2006)

Digital Photo – “Flight Over Lake Erie” (December 2006)

Digital Photo – “Ducks Under Clouds” (December 2006)

Digital Photo – “Educated Kitten” (December 2006)

 

The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online 36 Haberman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-2144, Bruce Hoffman, On-line Editor

 http://tpqonline.org/

Digital Photo – “Mill Circuits” (November 2006)

 

The Furnace Review

http://www.thefurnacereview.com

editor@thefurnacereview.com

Digital Photo – “Angel Statue” (Fall 2006)

 

HiNgE Online Arts Journal 104 Vassar Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Megan Miller, public relations, visual submissions editor

http://www.hingeonline.com

Digital Photo – “Fire Works” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “Flight Over Lake Erie” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “Forked Tongue” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “In Flight Home” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “Morning Beauty”  (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “Peak Observation” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “South Side” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

Digital Photo – “Train House” (Volume 7, Issue 3: October 2006)

 

Void Magazine

Editor in Chief: Chris Steib

http://www.voidmagazine.com

Digital Photo – “Rusted Car” (August 2006) 

 

The Front Porch Magazine

http://www.porchsyndicate.com/index.htm

Digital Photo – “In Flight” (August 2006)

 

Tilt Literary Notes

Editor In Chief: Rachel Mallino

http://www.rachelmallino.org/tilt/V2E1/index.html

Digital Photo – “In Flight Home” (May 2006)

 

The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online 36 Haberman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-2144, Bruce Hoffman, On-line Editor

 http://tpqonline.org/

Digital Photo - “Center Field” (April 2006)

Digital Photo – “Mid-Day Falls” (May 2006)

 

Subtletea

doomsinger@subtletea.com

http://www.subtletea.com

Digital Photo – “Raindrop” (March/April 2006)

Digital Photo – “The Bell” (March/April 2006)

 

Global Inner Vision E-zine

Gary Gray,Publisher/Editor/Web Design/Photography

http://www.themessagetree.com/givezine/index.shtml

Digital Photo – “Above the Clouds” (January 2006)

Digital Photo – “Pithole City Reflections” ((January 2006)

Digital Photo – “Train House” ((January 2006)

Digital Photo – “Vacancy with Deck” (January 2006)

Digital Photo – “Watering the Leaves” ((January 2006)

 

British Journal of Photography

Incisive Media Plc

Haymarket House

28-29 Haymarket

London SW1Y 4RX

United Kingdom

Editor: Simon Bainbridge – 020.7484.9969

http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=bjp_contactus

bjp.editor@bjphoto.co.uk

Digital Photo – “Pithole City Reflections” (March 4th 2006)

 

The Dogwood Journal
 http://www.dogwoodjournal.com

Digital Photo – “Before the Rain” (January 25th 2006)

Digital Photo – “Berries” (January 25th 2006)

Digital Photo – “Ducks under Clouds” (January 25th 2006)

Digital Photo –“Ebenezer Bridge” (January 25th 2006)

Digital Photo – “Generator House” (January 25th 2006)

Digital Photo – “In Flight” (January 25th 2006)

Digital Photo –“Overgrown Shed” (January 25th 2006)

 

Digital Photo –“Protected” (January 25th 2006)

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Genres

  • Photography
  • Public Art

Keywords

  • Digital
  • Land/earth
  • Landscape
  • Nature