Photo of Terry Martin

Dr. Terry Martin bridges his analytical and communication skills as a professor of English with the art he produces as an award-winning photographer.

English Prof's Photography Takes Flight

January 17, 2017

Photo of Tri-Colored Heron taken by BW English professor Terry Martin

Melding the beauty of the written word with captivating photography that uplifts the soul is the artistry of Dr. Terry Martin, professor of English.

Headshot of Professor of English Terry MartinMartin's award-winning photography promotes the aesthetics of nature and gives voice to the subtle interplay of spectator and subject as captured through the lens of a camera.

"I practice photography as a form of fine art that expresses the beauty I see around me and celebrates the immense diversity of character in the world," he explained.

"The great novelist Henry James argued there was a deep analogy between the written word and the picture—that no writer could succeed without a pictorial sense, and no producer of pictures could succeed without the qualities (dramatic composition, storytelling, a sense of character and others) that make for good writing," said Martin. 

An exhibit of Martin's work, titled "Reflections of a Nature Junkie," will be held Jan. 25-April 30, 2017 at BW's Ritter Library . It includes insightful commentary as well as stunning work depicting Northeast Ohio and Martin’s travels to Wyoming, Florida, Alaska and Spain.