John Rosenthal's photographs have been exhibited throughout the north and south. His one-person shows include exhibits at The New Orleans African-American Museum, The National Humanties Center, The Asheville Museum of Art, The National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., Chapel Hill, Duke, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, the Panopticon Gallery of Boston, Wake Forest, Elon College, Salem College, Hollins College, the School of Design at North Carolina State University, and The Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. His work, including essays and photography, has appeared in various journals and periodicals including ARTVU, Five Points, The Carolina Quarterly, The Sun Magazine, Key West Review, Kenyon Review, NCArts, The New York Magazine, The Arts Journal and In Brief, Short Takes On The Personal.
Mr. Rosenthal has written and lectured widely on his own work and the work of others, including presentations at the City Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and the North Carolina Museum Of Art, and served as a visiting lecturer for five years at Duke University's Institute of the Arts. In 1998 a collection of Mr. Rosenthal's photographs, Regarding Manhattan was published by Safe Harbor Books.