About me

Jim_gibson

I am a documentary photographer and visual artist based in Omaha Nebraska. I've been shooting professionally since 1993.  

I specialize in documentary style photography, pursuing personal projects involving the landscape, environment and lifestyle. 

About my Tallgrass Prairie Project - "Moving to eastern Kansas from Chicago in 1994, my interest in the midwestern prairie landscape developed into a long-term personal photographic project, and I began to mix in more of my personal photographic interests into my freelancing".  

"I believe in photography as an expression of the moment, freezing in time a certain quality which at best can transcend its subject. In a world filled with rapidly changing images, a single picture can have the power to stimulate one's imagination. Images that can evoke special moments, or inspire a viewers imagination to see a subject in a different way, is for me, what makes photography an art form." 

 

Publications and corporate collections include -  

The Nature Conservancy, The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibits, Barnes and Noble Publishing, Southern Progress Corp., Islands Magazine, Time Life Books, National Parks Foundation, The State of Kansas Governor's Office, Kansas Bio Science Authority, Distinctive Art Source, The Royal Bank of Canada-Kansas City, The Fort Worth Zoo, Emprise Bank, Shelter Insurance of Kansas Hdq., AAA Tour books, Houghton Mifflin Co., Bert Nash Mental Health Center, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas Department of Travel and Tourism, Kansas State University, Konza Prairie Biological Station, The Kansas Land Trust, KU Student Housing, New Scientist, Cowboys & Indians, Habitat for Humanity, Prairie Fire Winery and Mother Earth Magazine

Invitational exhibits and books -  

"Kansas Burns" - an invitational exhibit featuring artist interpretaions of the annual range burning done in Kansas. Sabatini Art Gallery, Topeka Kansas. 2014 

"Homage to the Flint Hills" - an invitational two-year traveling exhibit featuring Prairie inspired artwork, arranged to tour various venues throughout the state of Kansas. 2004 

"Inspired - 20 Kansas artists working in the Flint Hills" Kansas State Capitol Building. 2004 

"Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie", authored by Aimee Larrabee & John Altman, a companion to the PBS Documentary of the same name. 2002 

"Architectural Details of Lawrence" Douglas County Courthouse, exhibit of black and white prints. 2001 

"Prairie Images" - Lawrence Art Center, a two-person show featuring prairie inspired work. 1999