The assignment was to cover the Tibetan Freedom Concert's two-day performances
at RFK Stadium. "John had the instinct to shoot an event related to the Tibetan
Freedom Concert that I hadn't even commissioned him to shoot. It was out of
this day that we got a great opener to our Faces & Places section."
"John Harrington is the only photographer I recommend in Washington, D.C.
"In my opinion, John is an artist who understands the public relations process
and the deliverables our clients expect from a top ten agency like Golin/Harris.
John has worked on two of our top brands, McDonald's and Chrysler, as well as
many of our smaller clients such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Points
of Light Foundation and even Playboy Television. Obviously, our client base
is diverse and needs to be addressed in a manner that is both effective and
creative. John delivers on both fronts. In fact, some of the local assignments
John has done for our clients have later been used in national outlets, including
a routine PR shot that was featured in Playboy Magazine.
"Even more impressive to me, however, is John's ability to interact with our
clients in a manner that makes them feel comfortable and energetic - from Miss
America Kate Shindle to a local 10th grader who just won a $1,000 McDonald's
scholarship. In short, John always gets the shot...and then he gives you one
more you never thought about.
"When the proofs come back from John, it's not a question is there one we can
use - it's which one of four or five great shots do we send to the client. I
don't take 15 minutes of my (billable!) time unless I believe in somebody or
something. I believe in John Harrington and his work. "
"Capturing compelling images of the sport of Golf is not an easy task. The game
is enormously mental and paced slower than most sports. But John is able to
do it! He has been with us since out inception, and has shot over seven of our
covers. His images are not just technically professional, but intensely portray
the game of golf — and are often stylistically appealing. John is easy
to work with, dependable and professional. He directed our team of photographers
covering the Kemper Open with digital cameras and laptops, transmitting the
images back to our offices for our daily special issues. He has been a key component
in the high quality images the magazine has come to be known for."
The Washington Golf Monthly
"Over the past several years, John is the only photographer I've used —
covering no less than a dozen high-level events for me. He's been at the Supreme
Court with me, at the House of Representatives, and covering the First Lady.
Every time, John is there early, ready to go, scouting the event. And every
time, he manages to get the shot my client wants.
"Beyond his photography, John is a pleasure to work with. I rely on him to help
frame the shots I'll need, brief my client and spokespeople on how to get the
most out of his pictures. He understands the need for quick turnaround, accurate
estimates ... everything that a PR manager needs in a photographer. John is
part of my event team.
"On one occasion, I asked John to be prepared to shoot a large explosion from
700-plus yards away. John provided the perfect photography, including several
frames before, during and after the explosion. He captured the image —
in this case the performance of safety glass for my client Solutia — better
than I had hoped.
"I recommend John every chance I get."
Shandwick Public Affairs
"We have sent John on literally hundreds of assignments. His images have
always exceeded our expectations no matter what the subject nor how tight the
deadline. He has traveled extensively for us, logging more than 100,000 miles
in the U.S. and abroad, working under short time frames and tight budgets. His
ability to capture the essence of a country he has never visited before - -
and in only a few days - - is extraordinary. He is an asset to the magazine."
Director of Photography,
The World & I,
a publication of The Washington Times Corporation
"Throughout my years of working in Washington, the only photographer I have
used is John Harrington. From shooting high-profile celebrities to influential
political events, the high quality, quick response, sincere and professional
style I've consistently received from John has made me trust him completely
with my most important events. He has a keen eye and a true understanding of
my business and what "sells" with the news media, which has made it so much
easier for me to deliver results to my clients.
"John is the ONLY photographer I would recommend to friends, colleagues and
Hill and Knowlton Public Relations.
"In his work for Ketchum's client, the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company,
John created eye-catching photographs out of mundane subjects. His ability to
see beyond the obvious and execute that vision artistically resulted in continued
requests by the client for his work."
Vice President/Group Manager - DC Corporate Team,
Ketchum Public Relations
"I've worked with John on a variety of important client initiatives. From press
briefings with celebrity spokespeople such as Florence Griffith-Joyner, Amy
Van Dyken to Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala. John has
even photographed one of our most important clients for a piece in Advertising
Age. "I'm glad I've found John because I'm confident in his ability and professionalism.
That's important because I can concentrate on the millions of other details
of these events and let him run with the job."
Bozell Public Relations