Born in Alaska, Marthanna Yater has had a colorful and well-traveled past, yet has called Durham, NC, home for 30+ years. Her photographic specialties include children’s fine art portraiture and documenting women and children in organic settings. Her degree in Human Development and graduate studies in Early Childhood Education have become the foundation of her artistic career. Her featured work is in Time, Oxford American, Don't Take Pictures and other national and international magazines; The Fence photo exhibition; the Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston); the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO); the front covers of novels, including Sylvia Plath's, The Bell Jar (Faber and Faber, London) and Susan Ripps', Sisters: Devoted or Divided (Kensington Press, New York); and projects for ABC's Good Morning America, UNC Press, Duke University, Rice University, and HarperCollins, as well as projects and exhibitions in Singapore, Italy, Germany, Liechtenstein, France, The Netherlands, England, and Canada.. Her fine art photography has received worldwide recognition, including the Award of Excellence in the International Black and White Spider Awards (London), the Mardi Gras Judge's Choice Award (Atlanta), the INFOCUS Merit Award (Palm Beach), and numerous International Photography Awards. For more information on Marthanna's awards and acknowledgments click HERE.