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 NWâ€™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 on the board, he serves on iLCPâ€™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 NANPAâ€™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.