John Gregor has a Masters of Education through St. Scholastica College with an emphasis in photographic literacy. He earned his BA from the University of Minnesota with a degree through the University Without Walls program, his degree was entitled “Documentary Expression of American Culture Through Photography” a combined degree of Social Sciences and Fine Art Photography.
During his career Gregor has worked on some interesting projects and photographed for some great publications, they include: 2 years as the Official Track Photographer at Canterbury Downs Racetrack, a month long photographic project in Africa documenting the first attempted kayak decent of the Blue Nile from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert, an on-going photography /research project on horse-mounted military musical bands remaining worldwide with trips to England, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden, funded by the University of St. Thomas, photography documentation of over 75 Scientific and Natural Areas in Minnesota funded by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy resulting in numerous publications including Worlds Within A World, 1999 winner of the Minnesota Book Award. Gregor has four other book projects with title page credit including: Growing Home; Stories of 32 Ethnic Gardeners, UofM Press, 2000 (winner of the 2000 American Horticulture Book of the Year Award), Northland Wildflowers a guide to the Minnesota Region UofM Press, and Northern Treasure, The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s 100 year commemorative book. In 2015 he published an article in Outdoor Photographer on the use of filters in landscape photography.
Gregor's photographic prints have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums and collections throughout the world. He is a proud producer of all aspects of his art from concept to print to final frame.
Gregor lives near Two Harbors where he owns and operates ColdSnap Photography which provides commercial photography and photographic workshops along the North Shore, Minnesota, the Midwest, and beyond.