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John Mack

About The Author

Thinker and artist John Mack shares the poetry of nature as a counterpoint toward a world
that is every day becoming all the more dependent on digital devices and algorithmic
feeds. In 2021 Mack founded Life Calling Initiative, a not-for-profit aimed at helping society
to live fulfilled lives in the digital age while retaining our humanity and personal autonomy.
This is achieved through a diverse set of tools and activities, including, but not limited to,
awareness campaigns, education, art, lectures, and programming. Among the initiatives is
A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens, an interactive photography
exhibition that questions how a balance between our connection to nature and today’s
growing device-dependence might be attained.

In his early career as a photographer, Mack sought "real moments" of the human heart. His first publication, Xibalbá: Lost Dreams of the Mexican Rainforest (2005), exhibited in
Mexico City, tells the story of the risk to the human imagination and to sacred culture in the
wake of an environment's exploitation and destruction. A later publication, Revealing
(2010), exhibited in Rockefeller Center's Channel Gardens, brought the soft poetry
of Mexico's land and people into the heart of New York City's bustling streets. Mack later
published Marseille: At Their Home (2018), a collection of black and white street
photography in the port city of Marseille, France.

Mack has appeared on Charlie Rose, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Today Show.
He received third prize in the category of photography at the 25th Annual New York Book
Show for Revealing Mexico. Mack’s photography is represented by the Robert Mann
Gallery in New York City.

Books by John Mack