John Guider is a nationally recognized award winning photographer and author who lives in Nashville TN. His work has appeared in major publications such as Print, Communication Arts and Graphis. He is the recipient of many awards including a national Addy Award, the Cancer Society’s Excalibur Award, and the Nashville Advertising Federation’s highest award, the Silver Medalist in the year 2000.

His work and his adventures have been the feature of numerous magazine, television, and newspaper articles and broadcasts. In 2009, Guider was a guest author on renowned journalist John Seigenthaler’s television program, “A Word on Words”. John has been a guest speaker at such functions as The Southern Festival of Books, PhotoArts Santa Fe, and the National Waterways Commission convention.

John’s underlying passion is his art and his work has been shown in museums and galleries across the country. His largest project, The River Inside, is the subject of a book by the same name and a popular traveling museum exhibition.

The River Inside is a national touring exhibition organized by the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, and presented in conjunction with the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa. Initial support for the exhibition was provided by the Ingram Barge Company. The companion book is published by FRP, Nashville, with editorial and design assistance from McNeely, Pigott, and Fox.