Born 1967. Joan studied analogue photography at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, Wa. She lived for 22 years on an island off the coast of Washington, raising her daughter and working as a freelance photographer/mentor in her rural island community.

Her earliest creative influence was her mother at the sewing machine making patterns freehand and elevating her love of fabric to an art form. Exposure to this process, a layered experience that informs her own approach as a visual artist and intention through the photographic lens.
She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Select Exhibition History :

2020- The 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers/Barcelona Spain/Self Portrait, Honorable Mention

2016- The Mini Click Photo Talks /Brighton Festival HOME

2011- The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards/Portraits and People Around the World (published as a book)

2009- The Illustrative Portrait/Concepia Gallery
Friday Harbor Washington, Solo Show

2008- Etherea-Lyrical Black and White Photography/Island Musuem of Art, Friday Harbor Washington

2005- Local Seven /Island Museum of Art, Friday Harbor Washington

2001- Beneath the Surface/6th Annual Juried Competition
Photographic Center Northwest - Chien-Chi Chang of Magnum Photos juror