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Quinn Russell Brown (b. 1990 in Evansville, Indiana) is a photographic artist based in Seattle, Washington. His portraiture often features subjects from politics, the arts, and sports. He tends to work with bold color, controlled composition, and the compression of space. He is particularly interested in the expanding and contested notion of American identity.
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. He is currently a staff photographer and editor at the University of Washington Magazine (circulation: 250,000).
His work has been recognized by international competitions such as American Photography and Communication Arts. In 2019, he was named a finalist in the exhibition “American Portraiture Today” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, on display from October 2019 to August 2020.
• 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.