John Edwin May (b. 1960) is an Assistant Professor at Pellissippi State Community College’s Department of Media and Technology. May studied photography at Lincoln Memorial University, University of South Carolina and East Tennessee State University, where he earned an MFA in 2010. He has held teaching posts at Lincoln Memorial University, Walters State Community College, East Tennessee State University, and Arrowmont School of Art. An avid workshop participant, he has studied with Marsha Burns, Mark Goodman, Tim Grey, Christopher James, Brian Kaufman, Mary Ellen Mark, John Sexton, Craig Stevens, and Joyce Tenneson.
May’s photographic work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Of recent, his interest has been photographing the small-town wrestling venues with their constructed realities.