John Pezzenti (1952-2007) Connecticut, Alaska
"John Pezzenti, Jr. migrated from Connecticut to Alaska to pursue wildlife photography nearly thirty years ago. His unique photographs and stories have filled the pages of Alaska: A Photographic Journey Through the Last Wilderness, The American Eagle and Shooting Bears: The Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer.
His greatest accomplishment is to have given lectures at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, Dc, as well as at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. His photographic prints hang in a multitude of corporate and personal collections, including the White House, and he has been seen nationwide on various television specials.
Pezzenti's photographs have been seen in such publications as National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Reader's Digest, National Wildlife, Shutterbug, Peterson's Photographic, and Natural History. Pezzenti has dedicated his life to bringing the soul of the wilderness to us all, for which he has received unprecedented global recognition."http://www.johnpezzenti.daviesgarden.com/biography.html
The photograph above is “Homer Bound,” this photograph captures Alaska’s landscape at sunset on Kachemak Bay. The beautiful colors in Alaska’s sunsets and the calm of the fishing boat depicts Alaska. The photograph was created in 1986 and the artist 1st proof is in a private collection.
Pezzenti's book royalties went to The American Leprosy Missions, 1 Alm Way, Greenville, SC 29601. https://www.leprosy.org/?fbclid=IwAR30USBEECwBKEgbOf-30fAjAH9TO2vsRuNSY2nNl2F1LlhoaY59Wvx8HCwand on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLeprosyMissions/
More information about his life can be found at the link below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pezzenti