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Joan Myers (American, 1944- )

Iowa-born Joan Myers studied photography at the University of Southern California. Influenced by Laura Gilpin, Myers began printing in platinum-palladium in the 1970s, finding that its detail and wide tonal range allowed her to tint the prints with pastel or watercolor. Her first work was a series of male and female nudes; she later photographed the landscape and human occupation of the West. Myers has photographed older women in the nude, studying the landscape of time on the female body. She also has collaborated on environmental and social history books and will travel to Antarctica to document its human occupation, from exploration to tourism.
- Mary Feidt

Selected Bibliography
Sandweiss, Martha. The Desert Is No Lady: Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1987; Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1997:

Simon, Katie. "Joan Myers at Visions Gallery." Artweek (Feb. 1995): 24-5.

Yates, Steve. The Essential Landscape, with Essays by John B. Jackson. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1985.


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