John Nuhn is the former Photography Director of National Wildlife magazine, the flagship award-winning publication of the National Wildlife Federation. Until its demise in 2002, he also served as photo editor of NW's sister publication, International Wildlife. During his tenure, the two magazines earned 35 photography awards from Pictures of the Year International and the National Magazine Awards, among others.
A self-taught photographer and former U.S. Navy officer, John holds a degree in journalism from Marquette University. He is a charter Affiliate of iLCP and in addition to being Board Emeritus, he serves on iLCP's Fellows Selection Committee. He is also a founder and Fellow of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) where he served as its president. He has served as a trustee of the NANPA Foundation since 2000 and is currently its president. John is a past national board member and chapter president of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP).
John has served as a speaker, panelist and judge at numerous forums, including NANPA Nature Photography Summits, Maine Photo Workshops, Photography at the Summit, Valley Land Fund, Images for Conservation Fund Pro-Tour, FotoWeekDC, the Lucie Awards, Photo District News, International Wildlife Film Festival, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and Outdoor Writers Association conferences. He received NANPA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
A native of Maryland who spent much of his youth overseas in Europe and Asia, he lives with his spouse, Shirley, in Northern Virginia.