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Jack Perkins

Biography

Jack Perkins

Jack Perkins worked for 40 years in television --- first as a correspondent for NBC News, later as a host of the acclaimed A&E series “Biography.”

Retiring with his wife to an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine, he began working in new ways --- writing poetry, and studying with many great photographers at the Maine Photographic Workshops, learning the skills of fine art photography.

At first, that meant lugging an old-fashioned view camera out into the field, returning to his island home and its basement darkroom. Later, as technology began transforming the craft, Perkins transformed with it.
Now his photography is digital. The finest cameras, computer workflow, printers, papers and inksets permit a quality and an archival print longevity never before possible. But Jack's primary focus these days is inspiriational writings and poetry.

He and his wife, the artist Mary Jo Perkins, live now on an island off the west coast of Florida.
 

Jack Perkins

Books by Jack Perkins

by Jack Perkins - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

For 25 years, millions of Americans watched Jack Perkins on NBC News as a correspondent, commentator and anchorman. Yet at the age of 52 and at the height of his career, Jack disappeared from the public eye and moved with his wife, Mary Jo, to a bare-necessities cabin on an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine. This isolated home they came to call Moosewood was the setting for Jack and Mary Jo’s spiritual awakening.