Mountains and Rivers Media
Rewilding the Human Imagination®

​About Mountains and Rivers Media's Founder


photo of John Canan

​​John Canan

Editorial photographer and visual storyteller; John is a perpetually curious story sherpa and adventurer creating visual stories that facilitate deepening connections.; a photographer, naturalist, and community builder based in Western Maryland at the foothills of the Central Appalachian Mountains. His approach focuses on creating imagery that fully engages people and invites them to deepen their connections with their communities, the natural environment, and ultimately, themselves. 

John earned a degree in Sustainable Community Development and Regenerative Design from Prescott College and was a recipient of the esteemed Servant Leadership Award.

John specializes in using photography to serve communities, conservation, and destinations. His work is described as a catalyst for positive change. He is a perpetually curious adventurer and a story sherpa who immerses himself in and openly shares the natural beauty where he lives.

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