I have been a photographer for just about all my adult life. My background is in photojournalism and documentary photography.

That’s where my passions lie and that’s where my biggest influences are. My career as a photojournalist includes 11 years at the San Diego Union-Tribune, documenting breaking news events, sports, feature stories and long-term projects of people in ordinary and extraordinary situations. I’m still an observer with a camera, trying to capture scenes that will inform, enlighten, entertain or perhaps give people pause to wonder about the story behind the image.

I am based in the Washington DC metro area.

Get in touch: 323-816-4235 

John Nelson Photography

Documentary photographer based in the Washington DC metro area.
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