2007-2013: Instructor, Maine Media Workshops (annual workshops)

2001-2012: Featured photographer, Olympus Visionaries (lectures, workshops)

2006-2013: Beta tester and book project contributor, Adobe

2008-2013: Sponsored photographer, Lexar Media, Lowepro, X-Rite

2008-2009: Photographic Expert, American Museum of Natural History Expeditions

(South India)

1998-1999: Photographer for Pavarotti & Friends (“The Children of Liberia”)

1996-1997: Official Photographer for Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” World Tour

1988-1993: Official photographer for Audrey Hepburn as UNICEF Ambassador

1979-2000 : Minolta Corporation, official speaker/photographer

1987-1998: Photography Chief, Dept. of Public Information, United Nations

1978-1987: Photographer, Dept. of Public Information, United Nations

1970-1978: Darkroom Technician, United Nations

> Key bodies of documentary work include the Vietnamese “Boat People”, the Ethiopian famine, the Cambodian “Killing Fields,” the Iranian Revolution, the Persian Gulf War, the Lebanon War, the Bosnian War, and the Rwandan genocide; photographed in over 100 countries. These images were used by the United Nations in numerous publications and for a variety of peace initiatives.

> Key bodies of wildlife work include the endangered tigers of India’s national parks, the migrating cranes of New Mexico’s Bosque, the grizzly bears of Alaska’s Katmai Peninsula, the puffins of Maine’s Machias Seal Island, and the national parks of Namibia, Africa. These photographs have been featured in dozens of profiles of John in both print and online publications.


2000: Lifetime Achievement Award, International Photographic Council

1993: Professional Photographer of the Year, PMDA

1991: Best Outdoor Photograph of the Year, Graphis Magazine Awards

1985: Pictures of the Year Award, Missouri School of Journalism

1985: Kodak Professional Showcase Award

1978: Gold Medal, Photokina International Photography Contest

1972: Grand Prize, United Nations Development Programme International Photography Contest

1972: Nikon International Photography Contest (13 awards in following years)


2016: Burning Bright: The Endangered Tigers of India (publisher to be determined)

2008: The Vale of Kashmir (Quantuck Lane Press/W.W. Norton & Company)

2002: A Day in the Life of Africa, primary contributor (Publishers’ Group West)

1996: Photojournalist: In the Middle of Disaster, sole photographer profiled

(Blackbirch Press)

1996 : Children in Crisis, series of four volumes (Blackbirch Press)

1995: Coorg, Land of the Kodavas, with Jeannette Isaac (BCK Plantations)

1995: Visions: Fifty Years of the United Nations, contributor (Hearst Books)

1993: Endangered Peoples, co-author (Sierra Club/Random House)

EXHIBITIONS (selected):

2010: ArtsQuest/The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA

2008: Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

2003: Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

2000: Millenium Expo, Hannover, Germany

1998: International Expo, Lisbon, Portugal

1995: World Cities Expo, Tokyo, Japan

1993: International Expo, Taejon, South Korea

1992: International Expo, Genoa, Italy

1988: International Expo, Brisbane, Australia

1986: International Expo, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1984: International Expo, Tsukuba, Japan


2012: National Wildlife magazine, “Bringing Buffalo Back Home”

2012: Adorama Learning Center, “Bird Man

2011: American Photo magazine, “John Isaac: The Passion of a U.N. Photographer

2011: The Literate Lens, John Isaac’s Untaken Photographs

2010: National Park Service Tech Think Tank, “John Isaac: Freelance Photographer”

2010: Outdoor Photographer magazine, “Tiger Trek”

2009: Outdoor Photographer magazine, “In the Valley of Kashmir”

2007: The Travel Photographer,John Isaac: Kashmir

2006: Outdoor Photographer magazine, “John Isaac: Master Printer”

2002: The Washington Post, A Day in the Life of Africa

2002: Amarillo Globe News, “Two Pros Share Views on Digital”


1966: BSc in Zoology, New College, University of Madras, India