National Geographic Creative
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
John Burcham is most at home climbing new routes up the often fragile and absurd sandstone spires of Sedona, but has been adventuring and photographing since college. From his experiences working at a fish cannery to a decade spent living in Alaska, John has developed qualities that differentiate him from others in the field. His blue-collar work ethic and love for wild places allow him to capture still and moving images in exploration and adventure from otherwise inaccessible perspectives under grueling conditions. All the while, John smiles.
Whether he’s shooting high in the Himalayas, in a hospital operating room, or at a studio in town, John is a fun and innovative creative partner. He constantly engages with his collaborators, subjects, and environment. He has worked for healthcare and outdoor clients including National Geographic, The New York Times, the History Channel, Kahtoola Snowshoes, and Sherpa Adventure Gear.
He lives with his wife and two children in Arizona, and currently cannot get enough of The Walking Dead.