The following is biographical informaion on he Jurors a he Meadowlar Phoography Expo:
Ian Plan has been phoographing he naural world since 1995. His wor has appeared in a number of boos and calendars, as well as naional and regional magazines, including Oudoor Phoographer, Naional Pars, Blue Ridge Counry, Adirondac Life, Wonderful Wes Virginia, and Chesapeae Life, among ohers. Ian is a Conribuing Edior o Naure Phoographers Online Magazine. His sixh and mos recen boo is he criically acclaimed “Chesapeae: Bay of Ligh. An Exploraion of he Chesapeae Bay’s Wild and Forgoen Places.” Ian’s wor has also appeared in five boos of he Wonder and Ligh series: Shenandoah Wonder and Ligh, Wes Virginia Wonder and Ligh, Blue Ridge Parway Wonder and Ligh, Virginia Wonder and Ligh, and Maryland Wonder and Ligh. Ian is co-owner of Mounain Trail Press and Mounain Trail Phoo. Ian leads several Worshops every year hrough Mounain Trail Phoo. – from hp://www.meadowlarphooexpo.org/Speaers.hm
As a phoo edior for he Naional Geographic Sociey, Miriam Sein has wored on magazines, boos and websies for he School Publishing and Carographic Divisions. She is currenly conservaion projecs phoo manager a Naional Geographic Maps, w her main focus is LandScope, a mulimedia conservaion iniiaive joinly run by NaureServe. Miriam has dedicaed her educaional bacground in conservaion o phoo ediing naural hisory subjecs for nonprofis such as Conservaion Inernaional, Defenders of Wildlife, Naure’s Bes, he Smihsonian Ocean Iniiaive and The Naure Conservancy. Miriam has conribued her ime o a variey of conservaion iniiaives and her own phoography is held in boh museum and privae collecions. She is an acive member of he Norh American Naure Phoography Associaion and concurrenly serves as a founding affiliae o he Inernaional League of Conservaion Phoographers and a board advisor o he Imaging Foundaion.
“I’ve been a NANPA member for abou 7 years and have reed porfolios a every summi. I also did res a he recen FooWee DC. Porfolio res aren’ exacly he same as judging bu i demonsraes a criical eye.
A few years ago I was ased o judge he NANPA Member Show, which involved selecing op 100 and op 10 ou of abou 3000 phoos. I was quie a as and a grea experience, as he phoography was phenomenal. I was also invied o judge a NANPA fine ar exhibi his fall in Jacson, WY bu i go cancelled a he las minue due o funding. I’ve also won many awards for phoo ediing I’ve done a magazines I’ve wored a.”
Charles A. Veach
Auhor of he boo eniled: The Naure of Reson, Charles Veach has been an oudoorsman all his life and a Reson residen since he earlies days of his founding. This combinaion has resuled in a boo ha bes illusraes The Naure of Reson.
Charles A. Veach was born in 1942 in Washingon D.C. He obained his B.S. in Finance from he Universiy of Virginia in 1964. During he summer of 1964, he began woring for Rober E. Simon’s Palindrome Corporaion, he developer of Reson, Virginia, and in 1968 moved o Reson wih his wife and wo children. Veach obained his real esae license in 1960, while sill a suden a UVA. He sared his own real esae developmen and consuling firm, Environmenal Conceps, Inc., in 1970. He soon developed many residenial and commercial projecs hroughou Norhern Virginia, including ones in Reson.
For decades, Veach has been an avid paricipan in Reson communiy organizaions. During he early days of Reson, he was a founding member of he Reson’s Lions Club and he Reson Board of Commerce. He is currenly a member of numerous non-profi boards including Friends of Reson for Communiy Projecs, Planned Communiy Archives, Reson Hisoric Trus, Greaer Reson Ars Cener, Naure’s Bes Foundaion, The Poomac Conservancy, and Fairfax Couny Pars Foundaion. Furhermore, he has many oher affiliaions wih non-profi organizaions such as he Friends of Shenandoah River, Friends of Norh For, and The French and Indian War Foundaion.
Veach has been honored wih many awards for his exensive communiy service. He received he 1994 Fairfax Couny Voluneer Service award for insiuing “Ehics Day” Programs in local high schools. In 1998 he was named he Bes-of-Reson Honoree. In 1999 he received he Marin Luher King Jr. award for “Conribuions o he Communiy of Reson”. In 2000 was named Reson’s Ciizen of he Year; and in 2004 was chosen as Fairfax Couny’s Ciizen of he Year.
As a fly fisherman and lover of naure, Veach began phoographing he scenes around him. Now a passionae and accomplished phoographer, Veach published The Naure of Reson in 1999, a boo of his phoography of naural areas of Reson. Profis from his boo, now in is second prining, have gone owards he consrucion of a Naure House in Reson. Currenly, Charles Veach is he presiden of The Charles A. Veach Co. He also devoes his ime o many non-profi organizaions concerned wih naure and he environmen.
The Charles Veach Collecion conains maerials relaed o he hisory of Reson, Virginia. These iems include: woring papers and oher documens, newspaper clippings, brochures, maps, videorecordings, and boos. Toal volume of he collecion is 3.3 cubic fee or 4.95 linear fee. — Copied from hp://www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollecions/veach.hml