Grand Rapids based photographer John Corriveau started as a news photographer for small weekly papers on the east side of Michigan. Late he worked as a staff photographer for the College of Wooster and Oberlin Colleges in Ohio. He began freelancing after moving to Grand Rapids. He has photographs Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama as well as Governors John Engler, Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder. He has had private sittings with Secretaries of State Madeline Albright and Colin Powell, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, Queen Noor of Jordan, Kurt Vonnegut, Garrison Keilor, Brian Greene, Harlan Ellison, Jonathon Kozol, Bono, and former British Prime Ministers Davide Cameron and Tony Blair.
He has worked primarily in editorial and corporate photography. His clients include Bloomberg News, Calvin College, Herman Miller, Metropolitain Hospital, Michigan Electric Transmission Co., Steelcase Inc., Van Andel Museum Center, Grand Valley State University, The New York Times, MiBiz, Grand Rapids Magazine and Le Monde of France.
Corriveau's work is also on permanent exhibit at the Van Andel Museum Center, the 61st District Courthouse in Grand Rapids and the National Museu, of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
Using infrared capture, Corriveau wanted to see the world on a slightly different end of the spectrum, expanding our perception and hopefully creative understanding of reality. Also, this medium allowed him to create a more "alien" vision in his own backyard.