John Telford, a native of Utah, has been making photographs of the landscape and environment for more than 40 years. His photographs have been published extensively (including over 50 cover photographs) and exhibited both nationally and internationally (more than 70 solo and group shows) and are included in numerous public and private collections. He has authored and co-authored seventeen books that include:

  • Coyote's Canyon (stories by Terry Tempest Williams)
  • Shadows of Time: The Geology of Bryce Canyon National Park (Text by Frank Decourten)
  • Lake Powell; A Different Light ( Text by William B. Smart)
  • Utah: A Portrait (Text by William B. Smart)
  • Nauvoo (Text by Susan Easton Black and Kim C Averett)
  • In the Footsteps of Jesus: Images of the Holy Land (Text by Susan Easton Black)
  • Salt Lake 2002: An Official Book of the Olympic Winter Games (Text by Lee Benson and Susan Easton Black)
  • Joseph Smith: Praise To The Man (Text by Susan Easton Black)

Telford also published
The Great Salt Lake Portfolio in 1979 with forward by Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner.

Telford received an MFA from the University of Utah and is a Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University where he was also the former Chair of the Department of Visual Arts. Previously he won the prestigious Karl G. Maeser Award for Creative Excellence at BYU and has won numerous other awards and honors throughout the country.

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