John Mottern is an award-winning international photographer covering major stories, sporting events and advertising projects for editorial and commercial clients. His 25-year career as a photojournalist started at The Boston Globe in the late 80's and continued as a contract photographer for Agence France-Presse until 2007. His photographs have been published in virtually all major newspapers and many magazines across the globe. He has covered every presidential election since George Bush Sr. often working in the exclusive White House Press Corps' tight pool.
He was honored by Pictures of the Year with a first place prize for portrait photography from a series about children injured by war in El Salvador. As a freelancer, he is currently writing a series of stories with photographs about America's growing homeless population and is working as a commercial photographer in Boston.
His commercial, fashion and fine art photography for clients like Reebok, Bose, Harvard, Nautica, and Rockport are executed with a creative depth based on years of editorial experience. This perspective brings a unique understanding about brand building through the creation of the authentic moment providing impact and believability to advertising and marketing campaigns for his clients.
Covering the Boston Marathon bombings and following manhunt for Agence France-Presse.