Don Krohn began taking photographs as a child, and later went on to master the traditional photographic arts and become an expert printer in the tradition of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Although entirely self-taught, he has mastered virtually all aspects of the medium, ranging from photojournalistic style 35mm work to meditative large format photographic studies, working both in color and black-and-white, and in traditional and digital methods. He has produced a highly regarded and constantly evolving body of work, and his images have been published internationally and exhibited in numerous museums and galleries. They are held in public and private collections, including, locally, the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He has photographed in locales throughout the United States and in foreign places as diverse as Nepal, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Botswana, among many others. In the South of France, an award-winning book published by David R. Godine, is comprised of Krohn’s writings and photographs taken while living in France. He is currently working on a book of photographs of Cape Cod.
His work was recognized by Minor White, the famous mentor to a generation of photographers, as having “an overwhelming sense of humanistic and symbolic presence, always displaying the most profound understanding of the possibilities of the medium.” Davis Pratt, for years the noted photography director at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, while curating a one-man show of Krohn’s work, described him as “one of the most talented and innovative photographic practitioners he had encountered.”
In addition to working as an artist, Krohn, an Orleans resident, has been active in civic preservation and educational activities. He drafted his town’s landmark Architectural Review Bylaw, and was the first president of the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. He is a founding partner of the Orleans Whole Food Store and Orleans’ Main Street Books, and has earned degrees from Brandeis University and Harvard Law School.
He has adopted as his artistic mantra the statement by the poet Wallace Stevens: “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”
Don Krohn's photographic images are printed on 100% cotton rag paper with 10-color Epson Ultrachrome HDR high density resin coated pigment ink, the best and most archival product on the market. The resulting images display rich and subtle colors that will not degrade over time. The mats are also 100% cotton rag, so the entire package meets extremely high archival standards. All the prints are released in signed limited editions.