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John Perkins

John Perkins serves as Assistant Director of Photography and Video at the University of West Florida, where he curates and guides the production of visual assets for the university’s marketing and communications team.

Originally from Kentucky, John graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in photojournalism in 2007. Soon after graduation, he began his career at U.S. Cavalry, a retailer of military equipment, just outside Ft. Knox, KY. For over 5 years there he worked as a graphic designer, photographer and video producer.

Prior to joining the UWF family, John was a Senior Photographer at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Houston, TX. There he produced lifestyle and product specific commercial imagery for Academy’s omnichannel marketing efforts for nearly 4 years.

Married to his wife, Amanda, they enjoy spending time outdoors and finding the best restaurants in town.


  • B.A. Photojournalism 
    Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY
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