Dawn Frary is an award-winning Iowa City photographer. This blog chronicles her work and explorations with film.
Dawn graduated from the University of Iowa in 2003 with a BA in English. She lives in a haunted house in a historic Iowa City neighborhood (near the infamous Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery) with her woodworker beau and their cats, Oliver, Chippy, and Henry.
Dawn’s work has been described as “haunting,” “stunning,” and “creative on an epic level.” “She’s got a great eye for composition and telling a story with images,” said a publisher for Little Village Magazine. Nature photographer AJ Harrison said, “Dawn has the photographic vision that most photographers wish they had. It’s something that’s hard to explain and impossible to teach.”
In her spare time, Dawn volunteers as an owl feeder , wildlife rehabilitator, and trainer at the Macbride Raptor Project, an organization that cares for injured birds of prey. She enjoys horror films, cats, coffee, reading, walking in the woods, birdwatching, eating macaroni and cheese, and shopping at thrift stores.