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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.

Contact Info
AddressFairbanks, AK
United States
Mobile phone907-322-7627
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All Photographs

Denali Wet Plate

Galleries 3
Modified 12-Aug-21
36 photos
Denali Wet Plate


Galleries 6
Modified 5-Dec-22
139 photos


Galleries 3
Modified 17-Jun-19
69 photos


Galleries 6
Modified 13-Jan-17
118 photos

Guestbook for Charles Mason Photographer
Donald Olschafskie(non-registered)
I came back for more! If you ever come east LMK

Donald Olschafskie(non-registered)
What passion you have for this craft! I saw your work while on a visit to the museum in May. I took a snap of one of your beautiful prints so I could remember you... I'm so glad to have met you
Linda Lucky(non-registered)
Hello Charles. I wanted to let you know how much I love your whimsical image of a camel at the Anchorage Zoo! It was back at APU in 2016. The image is displayed prominently in my studio as a wonderful reminder that one can be funny and serious, together in art.
John Schulenburg(non-registered)
Great Work!
Lad Sessions(non-registered)

I love your imaginative photos! Vicki and I had our first trip to Alaska in August, and it was so lovely: Denali showed herself in a new dusting of snow, and an Uncruise week around Admiralty Island from Juneau was spectacular. You live in a wonderful place, but I don't know how you tolerate the winter darkness.

Cheers from Lexington!

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