About John Annerino Photography and Fine Art Prints


Consulting / Remote Locations / Writing & Research

John Annerino is an award winning photographer and author of 19 distinguished photography books, illustrated nonfiction books, magazine features, gatefold color maps, and single-artist calendars of the American West and Old Mexico. His distinctive rights-managed images are available for discerning book publishers, art buyers, picture editors, creative directors, and fine art collectors.

John's assignment, consultant, and published work includes ABC News Primetime (The Devils Highway), America 24/7: Extraordinary Images of One American Week (Blackhawk patrols), Arizona Highways Magazine (Between Myth and Mystery, A Cowboy Guide and Navajo Elder in Monument Valley; Rowing Home, An Adventure Photographer Follows in the Wake of a Grand Canyon Explorer), Arizona Highways Photography Guide (Adventure: Documenting the Quest), Browntrout Calendars (Desert Light, Natural Landscapes of Mexico, and La Virgen de Guadalupe calendar series), Fortune, Heard American Indian Art & History Museum (Native Voices speaker); LIFE Magazine (Kids Pictures to God; One Nation World Trade Center books; Rio Grande), México Desconocido (Exposiciones Remotas: La historia detrás de la fotografía), National Geographic Adventure (The Grand Canyon Explored; and National Park War Zone), National Law Journal (Environmental Law), Native Peoples Magazine (People of the Sierra Madre), Newsweek (Hopi), New York Times Magazine, New York Times Travel (In the Mountains of Mexico), Outside (Exposure), Outdoor Photography UK (Colorado Plateau Wild and Beautiful), People Magazine (Word Warriors, Navajo Code Talkers), Popular Photography (Shudder Speeds + Death Stops), Scientific American, Time Magazine (Out of the Shadows), Travel Holiday (Pow Wow Nation), Travel & Leisure (Grand Canyon cover shoot), Sierra Club Books (The Wild Country of Mexico / La tierra salvaje de México), W.W. Norton (Indian Country: Sacred Ground, Native People), and many prestigious clients worldwide. John received a Book Builder’s West Award “Outstanding Photography” for the Sierra Club Book, Canyons of the Southwest, Southwest Book of the Year Awards "Best Reading" for the W.W. Norton book Vanishing Borderlands: The Fragile Landscape of the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Gibbs Smith book The Virgin of Guadalupe: Art and Legend, Rodeo Hall of Fame acclaim for Roughstock: The Toughest Events in Rodeo, New Mexico Centennial award for New Mexico: A Photographic Tribute, and a Society of Publication Designers Award for his photography in the National Geographic Adventure feature, “Along the Devil’s Highway.”

In his quest to explore the mythic landscapes and secret places of the Great Southwest, Latin America, and the U.S./Mexico borderlands by foot, raft, rope, camera, and pen over the last 25 years, John has climbed its hallowed mountains, rowed and rafted its wild and scenic rivers, and traced its ancient Indian paths on foot through rugged canyons and painted deserts. John has befriended and photographed the regions’s Native peoples and ceremonies, Western cowboys and traditions, and Spanish heritage and celebrations.

"John Annerino is one of a handful of photographers with a real empathy for the West.
His work has an edge to it, reflecting the sheer size and power of his subject -- a subject
he treats with respect and love. This land, which is so much a part of the American
psyche, now threatened by pollution, by the spread of human settlement, and by
exploitation, is as raw and as exciting in Annerino's work as it is in our mind's eye."
— Newsweek Magazine