Charles Mason resides in Fairbanks, Alaska, and has taught photography and photojournalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for over 30 years.
His assignment work has been featured in many publications, including Time, Outside, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others. Mason's photographs were featured in the Pictures of the Year issues of Time, LIFE, and Stern.
Mason won the Oskar Barnack Award in 1989 for his series on the Barrow, Alaska Whale Rescue. His work has received awards at World Press Photo and POY.
Mason's personal work includes series on Zoos, Kudzu, Circus, and Street Work. He is now absorbed in making 8x10 Collodion portraits, along with social and natural landscapes in Alaska.
Mason's Collodion work from his July, 2018 Artist-in-Residency at Denali National Park will open on April 30th, 2021, at the Anchorage Museum. This body of work features 24 40"x50" prints, and will be up until Sept. 29th.