"When you make an exposure, if there's a problem with the film, that problem is going to be there forever. So I have to rely on the consistency, the quality, the perfection of each piece of film I use. That's why I use Kodak film exclusively."

- John Sexton

     In this latest edition of Legends Online, PDN and Kodak Professional present the work and thoughts of one of America's most admired black and white photographers, John Sexton. Sexton's contemplative and majestic images of the landscape, both natural and man–made, have been delighting and intriguing people for more than 30 years. Originally, he started out as assistant and technical consultant to Ansel Adams, one of the great figures of 20th Century photography, and is now recognized in his own right, as a master photographer, print maker, workshop instructor and lecturer.

     Sexton has recently brought out a book Places of Power:The Aesthetics of Technology:(published by Ventana Editions) that transports the viewer from the Hoover Dam, to the Space Shuttle, to the ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings. Our site offers a comprehensive and easy–to–navigate portrait of the life and times of John Sexton: there is a Biography, a Profile of the man in his own words, a Gallery of those beautiful black and white images, and Video Clips of Sexton revealing how those photographs were realized.

Notice: All of the photographs displayed on this site are © John Sexton. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the photographer.

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