About Art Myers

For many years, Art Myers was a practicing physician specializing in preventive medicine and public health in San Diego. Once retired, he seriously embraced fine art photography as a second profession. He is especially noted for the black-and-white photographs he created of women facing hardships, images that resulted in his first book, Winged Victory: Altered Images—Transcending Breast Cancer. Some of his other series include children who are HIV positive living in Kenya's Nyumbani Children's Home, women who are HIV positive, and women and children living in an urban rescue mission. Myers' work is permanently housed at the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections, Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to his death in 2020, he enjoyed writing in addition to photography.

Awards and Grants

  • Gold and Silver Nautilus Book Awards for Winged Victory: Altered Images—Transcending Breast Cancer, 2010
  • Gold Living Now Book Award for Winged Victory: Altered Images—Transcending Breast Cancer, 2010
  • Star Award, San Diego Performing Arts League, 2004
  • Nyumbani Humanitarian Medal, Washington, DC, 2004
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 2002
  • Juror's Choice Award, Annual Juried Exhibition, Wm. D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
  • Rx Club Award of Excellence, Patient Care Journal, 1997
  • Juror's Award, Photropolis, 1995
  • Ernst Haas Awards, Top 100 Photographers

Reviews of Myers' work

  • Discovery Channel
  • The Susan Powter Show, television
  • Glamour
  • Feminist Bookstore News
  • Small Press magazine
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • The Roanoke Times
  • La Meuse, Huy, Belgium
  • Boulder Daily Camera
  • Houston Chronicle
  • City News, Newark, NJ
  • Courier-Post, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Home News Tribune, East Brunswick, NJ