Ludlow Street<br />
Manhattan, NY (2018)


About Me

I like to believe that despite all the alienation one often feels in our modern world, we can maintain some sort of connection by noticing what's around us, especially one another. What a privilege it can be to look, and look again. On se pose et on regarde nouveau...


To me, a successful photograph is an act of love.



I retired at the age of 58 from a full-time career as an educator and naturalist so I could take more photos on my own. Up until that point, I had made mostly photos for work…shots of my students, nature photos for class, landscapes. I’ve had numerous photos published professionally, and I’ve had many selected for exhibitions. Several of my works are in private collections. I'm active in a small gallery in my town. I present occasional workshops that draw upon not only my photography experience but also a lifetime of teaching to inspire learners. But I continue to move toward something more personal and candid.

Currently grooving on Calexico and Better Call Saul. For more information on my work, to find out about buying a print or my new book, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch: joelrhymer@gmail.com


Book

"My Ego Confuses My Heart." street photography. 2012-2021.


Recent Exhibitions

"Old Portland and Elm" Solo Exhibition. Freedom Public Library, Freedom, NH  2022

"44th Annual Photo Regional." Juried Show. Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY 2022.

"The Streets." Online Exhibition. The Pomonan. thepomonan.com  2021.

"Standing Up." Invitational Show. Violence Transformed, Cambridge, MA 2021.

"30 Over 50." Juried Show. Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. 2021.

"Life." Juried Show. A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. 2021.

"Finding the Light." Juried Show. Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. 2021.

Selected works. Freedom Gallery, Freedom, NH. 2016 - present.

Selected works. Merriman House, North Conway, NH. 2018-present.

"The Curated Fridge" Group Show. Somerville, MA. 2020

Solo Exhibition. Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, NH. 2019

Solo exhibition. Freedom Public Library, Freedom, NH. 2018

Selected works. Arabica Coffee, Portland, ME. 2018

Group Show. Pace Galleries of Art, Fryeburg, ME. 2017

"The Curated Fridge" Juried Show. Somerville, MA 2017

"Dreams and More." Juried Show. Southeastern Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. 2016


Recent Publications

"My Ego Confuses My Heart," portfolio feature, The Pomonan. April, 18, 2022.

"So It Goes." Journal of The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. 2020

The Sun Magazine, August, 2020.

"3 Elements Review." Literary Journal. Spring, 2020.

"American Vision." Selected works published in US of America magazine, Issue 3, Winter 2018.

Cover Photo. Baker & Taylor Promotional Calendar. 2016


Some Organizations and Institutions Who Have Used My Photos

National Audubon Society, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, Earthwatch Institute, Fryeburg Academy (ME), Freedom Public Library (NH), Mount Washington Observatory (NH), Merriman House Memorial Hospital (NH), New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.


I've even got a photo credit in National Geographic, but you'll have to buy me a drink before you hear the story.


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