John Edwin May is a photographer located in Knoxville, Tennessee. May studied photography at Lincoln Memorial University, University of South Carolina and East Tennessee State University, where he earned a MFA in 2010. He has held teaching posts at Pellissippi State Community College, 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.
May’s RINGSIDE was just named as one of PhotoLucida’s 200 Critical Mass Finalists on August 18, 2022.