Joe Reynolds is an independent artist, teacher and writer based in Lawrenceburg, TN. Twice a Fulbright Scholar, he has studied at the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Art in Salzburg, Austria and has been a resident at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Tennessee State University and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work relies on the slow process of the large format camera to build relationships with the land and people he photographs. His pictures describe bonds formed from shared experience, bonds which weave us more deeply into each other than labels of nation, creed, race or gender. Since 2008, he has been photographing his evolving relationship with the small crystal-mining town of Cristalândia, Brazil. As a dual Brazilian/American citizen, he explores his growing sense of belonging within a community with which, at first, he shared nothing beyond a legal designation.