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About

Brown W. Cannon III is an award winning travel and adventure photographer with a passion for telling stories about our changing Earth. He studied photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California and graduated with honors in the Fall of 1999. Brown was named one of the “30 under 30 photographers” to watch by Photo District News. For the past two decades he has traveled the globe, photographing commercial, travel and adventure assignments for editorial magazines and corporate clients. In 2018 Brown founded no2plastic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing single-use plastics for the Planet. Additionally, he co-founded Intersection Photos, a boutique travel stock photography company. His work can be found regularly in many of the worlds top publications and his photographs have been shown in galleries and museums in CA, OR, CO, NM, SC and NY.

 

shows

2018 - Metropolitan, Denver, CO: Current - The Power of Water
2017 - High Desert Museum: Behind Fences - The Cowboy Way of Life
2016 - Jenny Green Gallery, Bend, OR: Golden Collaboration Project
2015 - Ritz Carlton, Denver, CO: Out West
2015 - Parker Arts Culture & Events, Parker, CO: The Horse
2015 - Mitchell-Hill Gallery, Charleston, SC: Cowboy Culture
2015 - Southeby's, Bend, OR: Cowboy Culture
2014 - Whisper Edition, New York: Summer of Salt + Sea
2013 - Cavallo Point Art Gallery, Sausalito, CA: Adventure
2011 - Cavallo Point Art Gallery, Sausalito, CA: Surface - Surfboards + Prints
2010 - Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA: H2O - The Element of Water in Art
2009 - Surfing Heritage Museum, San Clemente, CA: Surface - Surfboards + Prints
2009 - Casa Romantica Cultural Center, San Clemente, CA: Ocean and Surf
2007 - Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Surface - Surfboards + Prints
2003 - Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Travel in Black + White

 

awards

2000 Best Feature, T&L, Texas BBQ
2001 Effie Gold, Case Histories
2002 Ozzie, Best Cover, Lifestyle & Travel
2002 Effie, Nissan Xterra Ad Campaign
2004 ASME, for Excellence in Photography, Gourmet, Japan
2005 Lowell Thomas Gold, Best Photo Illustration of Travel, Virtuoso Life, ‘License to Thrill’, Italy + France
2006 Lowell Thomas Silver, Best photo illustration of travel, Virtuoso Life ‘In Living Color’, India
2007 Maggie Award, Best Feature Article
2010 Lowell Thomas Bronze, Best photo illustration of travel, ISLANDS, ‘Lost in Time’, Greece
2011 Apex Award, AAA Living, Inside Alaska
2011 PATA Gold, ISLANDS, ‘It’s a Mentawai Paddle', Mentawai
2012 Lowell Thomas Gold, Best photo illustration of travel, Islands Magazine, ‘Mauritius: The Smallest World
2015 Nancy Priest Award for Excellence
2015 NATJA Silver Award for Photography: Overall Excellence - Print Publication, “Wild at Heart,” AAA Living
2017 PDN Adrenaline Award, First Place
2019 AP 35 Editorial Award, First Place, ‘Off to the Races’, Southern Living Magazine

 

PUBLISHED WORK

CMYK Magazine • Via Magazine - AAA • Geffin Records • Real Simple Magazine • Fattal & Collins • Business 2.0 Magazine • K-Swiss • Worth Magazine • Los Angeles Times Magazine • Eastword Publications Dev. Inc. • Outside Magazine • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods • Travel & Leisure Magazine • Sports Illustrated Women •  Los Angeles Magazine • Sony Style • TBWA/Chiat/Day • William Sonoma • Nissan Xterra Ad Campaign • IBM E-Culture Ad Campaign • Ogilvy & Mather • Wares of the Wild Wild West • Palm Press • Muscular Development Magazine • Purina • Dig Magazine • New York Times Magazine • At&t • Fortune Magazine • Fortune Magazine Retirement Guide • Golf Digest Magazine • Lifestyle & Travel for Physicians  • Select Magazine • Merrill Lynch Advisor • Time for Kids • The Kingdom Magazine • Tony Stone •  e-culture • Child Magazine • Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine • Getty Images • Lifetime magazine • Sunset Magazine • Health Magazine • Sunset Custom Publishing • My Generation • Walking Magazine • Pure Canada Magazine • RES Magazine • Ski Magazine • Houghton Mifflin & Co. • ISM • Citibank • National Geographic Adventure • E-Company • Target • Fortune • The Oprah Magazine • Time Inc. Custom Publishing • Graphiculture • CHASE • Weldon Owen Publishing • Geographic Expeditions Magazine • Emma Publishing • Mazda Magazine • PVA Travel Planning • People Magazine • Health Magazine • Acura Magazine • Team One Advertising • Time International - Mexico • National Geographic • Modern Farmer • Lexus Ad Campaign • Organic Style • Gourmet Magazine • Discover Magazine • Madison Magazine • Technologic Partners • Conde Nast Traveller UK • Oxmoor House • Travel & Life • Backpacker • American Express Custom Publishing • Men’s Journal Magazine • Fortune Magazine • Saudi Aramco World • Audubon • Travel & Leisure Golf • Essential Women’s Health Guide • Gourmet • Living 101 • Forbes • National Parks Magazine • Cookie Magazine • Sherman’s Travel • Virtuoso • Conde Nast • GO Magazine • More Magazine • Food & Wine Magazine • Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel • Luxury Spa Finder • Journal International • GEO • Spirit Magazine • Hemispheres • PDN • Departures • Money Magazine • Donna Moderna Magazine • Sunset Books • Every Day with Rachel Ray • Travel & Leisure Family • Pure Canada • GEO Saison • Parks • Bark • Time Inc. • Islands • Drive • Dusty Times • Budget Travel • Endless Vacation • US Airways • Money • Private Clubs • Endless Vacation • Southern Living • 7x7 • Artisan Publishing • 1859 • Ten Speed Press