Author of The Land of Rowan Oak: An Exploration of Faulkner's Natural World. University Press of Mississippi, 2016. 176 pages. Photographs Exhibited in Museums and Private Galleries. Photographs from the book highlighted in Smithsonian. Com 2017. Photographs published in USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post. Mississippi Arts Hour Artist Interview, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 2017.
As a botanist, for more than three decades I have photographed people and plants as part of documenting the traditional uses of herbal medicine; the cultivation and production of the first World Health Organization supplies of the plant derived anti-malarial drug artemisinin; the cultivation of yew plants as the first sustainable, commercial source of the anti-cancer drug Taxol; and the cultivation of green tea in China.
Whether photographing children, plants or the landscape, I am looking to connect to some living spirit within them.