I was trained as a musician and musicologist with side interests in the sciences and mathematics. Since 1973, I have been a photographer, exhibiting and publishing internationally. In 2002-2003, under the auspices of the National Science Foundation, I spent four months photographing the landscape and life in Antarctica. The show, traveled by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, opened at the Natural History Museum in D.C. and then toured for four years. Previous projects include exhibits on the Salton Sea in Southern California, power generating stations in the western United States, the medieval pilgrimage route across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the Japanese Relocation Camps from the 1940s, and the Santa Fe Trail. I have published 7 books, all dealing with human interaction with the landscape. See my work at joanmyers.com
The soul can not think without a picture. - Aristotle
Horseshoe Lake, near Mammoth, CA. This area sits atop an active area of volcanic activity, part of the Long Valley Caldera. All vegetation in this area has been killed by an excess of CO2, and during the 2006-7 ski season, several ski patrollers died from breathing the fumes.