Sandra Louise Dyas Photography


Thursday, August 13, 2015


Easy Ed aka Ed Maxin published this little story about family and music. 

Family Albums from Thompson, Romero, and Watkins

Thank you Ed, for the mention of my name in your story on No Depression - appreciate it! Iris DeMent was in NYC at the Lincoln Plaza recently and this is where the story starts.... It is one big family of music lovers and the musicians who make the music.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth - Group Exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth -- this show is up until September 13th, 2015. My photograph of "JoAnn, Roses & Thorns" was selected for this fabulous midwestern art exhibition.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Fountain

The Fountain from Sandy Dyas on Vimeo.

LeAnn Erickson and I have been having a long-time video conversation using short, under one minute videos from our everyday lives. This project called Homegrown Stories began in 2013. We recently decided to use our iPhones rather than point and shoot cameras. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Opening Reception
Friday, June 5, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Join us for a free public opening reception to celebrate the opening of Midwest Summer: Light and WarmthExpressions of Home: The Watercolors of Lela Powers Briggs and changes to The Restless Spirit: American Art from the Collection. Local artists featured in Midwest Summer will be in attendance.

Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth

June 6 - September 13, 2015 
JoAnn with Roses & Thorns, Sandra L. Dyas 2014

Monday, April 20, 2015

T. Geronimo Johnson Interview in Poets & Writers

T. Geronimo Johnson is featured in the newest edition of Poets & Writers Magazine (March/April 2015). Nimo, a published writer is a visiting professor at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa this year. I was asked to photograph him last fall. He is a most compassionate and gentle soul. I truly enjoyed our few hours together making these portraits. His second book Welcome to Braggsville was published in February 2015.
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, Iowa (Sandra L. Dyas)
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, IA (Sandra L. Dyas)
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, IA (Sandra L. Dyas)
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, Iowa (Sandra L. Dyas)