About Gayle Harper

Gayle Harper is a professional travel photographer and writer, in business since 1991. Her work appears in national and regional travel and editorial publications such as Country Magazine, American Profile, Midwest Living Magazine, AAA Midwest Traveler, AAA Southern Traveler, Home and Away, Avalon Travel Books, Destinations Magazine, McGraw-Hill Book Publishing, Houghton Mifflin Book Publishing, Abercrombie and Kent Travel, Amber Lotus Calendars and many more. Other specialties include imagery for high end resorts, hotels, and vacation properties such as Big Cedar Lodge and Escapes. She has also done a great deal of work with clients in the entertainment industry such as Andy Williams, Shoji Tabuchi and Silver Dollar City. A visit to her website at www.gayleharper.com offers samples of her work in these areas.

Gayle feels blessed that her travel assignments have taken her to some wonderful destinations such as India, Nepal, New Zealand, Italy, France, Ireland, England and Wales. The project that has most captured her heart however, is her work on the Mississippi Great River Road. Again and again she has been called to wander this National Scenic Byway that accompanies the Mississippi River from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. In 2009 she was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography for this project. You can see the portfolio presented there by clicking the link.

All of this has brought Gayle to this moment in 2010 when she will devote full time to the Mississippi Great River Road for 90 consecutive days. You can read the story behind this journey and the inspiration for the 90-day duration in the section labeled About This Journey”.

                               You are very welcome to come along!

The amazing journey is completed! If you missed it and want to start from Day 1 – here’s a link http://bit.ly/gayleharperDay1

The photo editing and writing of the tales from the 90-day journey are in the final phases and before long we will be able to announce the presence of an actual book!!  I never imagined that the writing and the production end of this could be so much fun, but it is an adventure!

For now, I’m posting updates and news about the journey of a raindrop and anything “Mississippi River” that comes my way. If you have news you’d like to suggest, please email me or post a comment on the blog! I love hearing from you!   If you aren’t yet signed up, and would like to get notices of posts, just sign up on any page! This blog is at its very best when it is a conversation among us!

Thanks!  Gayle