Joe Lowery - 11/18/55 to 6/8/16

Joe Lowery searched the backroads and commonplaces of Texas in search of compelling natural images since the mid-1980's. During that time. his work has been displayed. collected, and published by private and corporate collectors, state fairs, museum galleries, chambers of commerce, national and international publications, magazines, posters, and calendars, some of which include Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Barnes & Noble, Texas Highways Calendars, Petersen's PHOTOgraphic, Landscapes Magazine and Texas Highways Magazine. 

Lowery was named by Texas Highways as one of their top photographers of the last 25 years. He has been recognized by Lady Bird Johnson for his work in wildflower Photographer imagery which Johnson used as an inspiration for other states' wildflower programs. In addition, his Texas images have been selected to uplift Texas troops in Bosnia, and they appear on over a dozen notecards distributed throughout the state by Paradise Promotions of Austin, Texas. 

As a portrait photographer, he worked with First Lady Laura Bush and Tara Watson-Watkins, Miss Texas 2000. His portraits of families, children and brides grace many homes both locally and regionally. 

Joe was a self-taught photographic artist with a background in pencil art, oil, and water-color painting. He had a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MBA from Texas A&M University.