John Sladewski is an award-winning photojournalist and a native of the City of New Bedford. Mr. Sladewski is a photographer and art educator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design/Photography from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His first career as a staff photojournalist began at The Standard-Times and lasted over a decade. Recently he has returned to Umass Dartmouth in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Art Education, and currently teaches visual arts in different programs in the Greater New Bedford area. His passion for photography, curios nature, and desire to learn has lead him to the path he is on. Having travelled throughout the country, Mr. Sladewski continues to explore, discover, and understand what he pursues with his cameras telling the stories of the people and places he has visited.