Joan Zachary was born in upstate New York and moved to Pennsylvania after graduating from college in 1974. She has been intrigued by photography since childhood, and it became a major form of self-expression for her in 2010, when she received a Nikon P90 for Christmas. Several years (and cameras) later, she continues to make pictures regularly. She is also a musician and writer, and lives in Point Phillips, Pennsylvania with her fiancé, musician Randall Franklin Smith, and two incredibly photogenic cats.
I make pictures of all things and situations that I find interesting – my friends and family claim that I will photograph just about anything! But my favorite pictures are those that tell a story, which then acts as a stage for the viewer’s imagination. I am also a musician and a writer – however, photography’s unique ability to freeze time makes this medium my favorite form of self-expression. I never stop searching for opportunities to share these stories with the world.