Joe and Joanna Swayze have been longtime members of the art faculty at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. They have also taught the Young Photographers Workshop for more than ten years. Joanna is a photographer, painter, and journal-keeper who works out of her studio in Gloucester. Joe is a photographer and currently the Artist-in-Residence at Noble and Greenough, where he has a studio/darkroom. Committed travelers, Joe and Joanna have led student trips to Italy,Ireland, Scotland, Vietnam, and Russia. In every case, the Swayzes have encouraged students to combine art and travel by promoting journal-keeping, setting up informal darkrooms for onsite printing, and more recently, putting digital technology to use on the road. Taking advantage of artist residence programs, Joe was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH in the spring of 2001, where he worked on a portfolio of images from Vietnam. In the fall of 2006, Joe and Joanna spent two weeks making art at Can Serrat, outside of Barcelona, Spain, where Joanna, a collector of paper ephemera, made a series of collages incorporating some of these found objects. This past year Joe has been making cyanotypes and silver prints from images he shot as part of a trip to Easter Island in June, 2007 with a small group of Nobles students and faculty. Most recently, the Swayzes spent three weeks in Italy in May, living and making art while staying in a 12th century monastery building in the hills above Cortona. In June, they taught a one week workshop entitled “Plein Air Photography” (informally known as the backyard darkroom) at Shakerag Workshops in Sewanee, Tennessee. Joanna studied printmaking and photography at Bennington College in Bennington Vermont. Joe is a graduate of Williams College. His interest in photography began as a U.S. Army Information Officer in Vietnam, a country to which he has returned four times. Joe just had a show this fall at Noble & Greenough School's Foster Gallery entitled "Never Far From the Water." The show consisted of 36 black and white silver images (save one color, one platinum and one cyanotype) that was printed in the darkroom at the school. The show can be found on Joe and Joanna's website. The Swayzes live in Rockport, Massachusetts. They have one son, Andrew, married to Jean Andersson Swayze, and one grandchild, Caroline.