quinn russell brown, seattle editorial photographer, seattle commercial photographer, seattle portrait photographer

quinnrussellbrown @ gmail.com

Quinn Russell Brown (b. 1990 in Evansville, Indiana) is a photographer and editor based in Seattle, Washington. He is interested in sociopolitical portraits that investigate topics such as identity, citizenship, service and race. His still-life work focuses on manmade objects and technology. Preferring bold color and controlled composition, he thinks with a wide audience in mind, typically shooting editorial or commercial commissions.

After graduating with a degree in sociology from the University of Washington, he started his career at the Everett Herald, a medium-sized newspaper one county north of Seattle, where he had the privilege and challenge of working with his mother, the brilliant features writer Andrea Brown. Several years and many freelance clients later, he has returned to his alma mater to be an editor and staff photographer at the University of Washington Magazine (circulation: 250,000). 

In 2019, one of his pictures was chosen for the exhibition “American Portraiture Today” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The show features “artworks that challenge the definition of portraiture” and will be on display from October 2019 to August 2020, and then travel the country for two years.


Communication Arts 60
American Photography 35
Communication Arts 59

Group Shows
“American Portraiture Today” - National Portrait Gallery 2019
“Photography: People” - BlackBox Gallery 2018
“Environmental Portraits” - PhotoPlace Gallery 2018

Various projects have also been recognized by: Creative Quarterly, The International Photography Awards, International Color Awards, the University Photographers’ Association of America, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the C.B. Blethen Awards for Distinguished Newspaper Reporting.