John C. Mack
|John C. Mack|
|Born||1976 (age 40–41)
New York City, US
|Alma mater||Duke University|
John C. Mack (born December 7, 1976) is an American photographer noted for his work Revealing Mexico with author Susanne Steines.
In 2000, Mack served as production assistant in Antarctica on the IMAX film The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, and began shooting photography shortly thereafter. In 2002 he moved to Mexico to work, leading to his 2005 collaboration with Susanne Steines as coauthor and photographer of the book Xibalbá: Lost Dreams of the Mexican Rainforest.
In 2007, Mack commenced a work sponsored privately (by Coca-Cola, Telmex, Gutsa, PDI) to photograph everyday life in the country for its celebrations of 2010, both the bicentennial anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain and the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. In addition to the anniversary, given the emphasis in the international press on ongoing violence between the state and narcoterrorism, a need existed to depict a more balanced and holistic impression of the country.
The book includes roughly 175 black and white photographs encompassing each of the 31 states and features portraits of individuals from all facets of Mexican society, including writers Carlos Fuentes and Jorge Volpi; business icons such as Carlos Slim; the artists Leonora Carrington, Gustavo Pérez, and Betsabée Romero; academics Enrique Krauze, Denise Dresser, and Carlos Monsiváis; the actors Ignacio López Tarso and Edith González.
Net proceeds of the book were donated to the Sociedad Internacional de Valores de Arte Mexicano (SIVAM).
Mack currently resides in France.
- Patient (A John Mack Photo Essay). New York: New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2004.
- Xibalbá, Lost Dreams of the Mexican Rainforest/Los Sueños Perdidos de la Selva Lacandona.
- Mexico City, Mexico: MVS, 2005.
- Mexico City, Mexico: MVS, 2008. Second edition.
- Revealing Mexico. Brooklyn, NY: powerHouse, 2010. ISBN 978-1-57687-559-9 . Photographs by Mack, text by Susanne Steines. With a prologue by Teresa del Conde and an interview with Carlos Fuentes.
- IMDB - The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, 2000
- Dr. Oz Interview, 2011
- Charlie Rose Interview, Dec 7, 2010
- Xibalbá: Lost Dreams of the Mexican Rainforest, Sep 16, 2011
- prezi.com John C. Mack Presentation, Sep 16, 2011
- Huffington Post - 'Revealing Mexico,' Photographs by John C. Mack, This Weekend Only In NYC, Oct 30, 2010