quinnrussellbrown @ gmail.com
Quinn Russell Brown (b. 1990 in Evansville, Indiana) is a photographic artist 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 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 later, he has returned to his alma mater to be a staff photographer and editor at the University of Washington Magazine (circulation: 250,000).
In 2019, one of his pieces was chosen for the exhibition “American Portraiture Today” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The show features “artworks that challenge the definition of portraiture.”
• Finalist, “American Portraiture Today” at the National Portrait Gallery
• American Photography 35
• Communication Arts Photography Annual 60 (two projects)
• Runner-Up, Photography - Creative Quarterly 55
• Honorable Mention, Sports - International Color Awards
• Communication Arts Photography Annual 59 (two projects)
• PhotoPlace Gallery (Vermont) exhibition “Environmental Portraits” online gallery; juror: Elizabeth Avedon
• BlackBox Gallery (Oregon) exhibition “Photography: People”; juror: Todd Johnson
Various projects have also been recognized by: The International Photography 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.