John Scanlan was a judge in the 2010 Q2 Contest

WPJA Judge since 2006 -

John Scanlan was the Director of Photography for the Hartford Courant newspaper (CT-USA). Over the past 30 years The Hartford Courant, a 144,000 daily circulation newspaper, has earned a national reputation for its photography and design.

John began his photojournalism career as a U.S. Army photographer - 1968 through 1972. He served in both Vietnam (1969) and Germany (1970-72). He attended graduate school (photojournalism sequence) at the University of Missouri in September 1973 where he studied under legendary photojournalism professor Angus MacDougall. In 1980 he started he first job as a newspaper photojournalist at The Coffeyville Journal, a small newspaper near the Kansas/Oklahoma border. He worked as a photographer and photo editor from 1983 until 1986 at The Greeley Tribune in Colorado. He came to The Hartford Courant in 1986 as a picture editor. In 1995 he was promoted to Deputy Director of Photography. In 2000 he was promoted to Director of Photography. John lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut with his wife Cindy; daughter, Margaret; and son, Benjamin.