Sandra Louise Dyas is a visual artist and published author living in Iowa City. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 1998. She is a Lecturer in Art at Cornell College, where she teaches photography, video and performance art. Her career as a visual artist has been inspired by the relationships formed between people and the landscape. She is interested in landscape as it relates to us culturally, what traces people leave behind, the ghosts that inhibit a place. Sandra’s photographs and videos have been shown in group and solo shows nationally and internationally. Sandra has self-published two books of her photographs in addition to "Down to the River; Portraits of Iowa Musicians" which was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2007. Her freelance work has been published in Poets and Writers, The Iowa Review, Vogue, the New York Times, No Depression, Random House, BUST Magazine, Newsweek, Redhouse Records, Penguin Books, Simon and Schuster et al.