Joye Ardyn Durham
Joye is an award winning photographer who has been involved in photography for over 45 years and is owner of the Gingko Tree Gallery in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Her images are used worldwide in an abundance of uses. She photographs nature, landscapes, and fine art as well as portraits, dogs, and family events.
As owner of Gingko Tree Gallery and Frame Shop in Black Mountain, NC, Joye is able to display her photography for customers’ enjoyment and to share the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as other areas of North Carolina. Joye has been the featured photographer in Our State Magazine and WNC Magazine (inaugural issue). She has also been published in other publications such as Wall Street Journal, ProNature Photographer Online Magazine, various area billboards, View Magazine, The Laurel of Asheville, Black Mountain News, Montreat Conference Center Faith and Life Project and more. She has done work for Paramount Pictures, including the movie “28 Days” and the television show “Ed”, along with both Kentucky and North Carolina State Park systems.
Joye is a member of Nikon Professional Services, Carolina Nature Photographers Association, Professional Photographers Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the League of Creative Infrared Photographers. She has taught at the Montreat Conference Center Arts and Sabbath week and has also had over 8 years experience teaching photography to both youth and senior adults across the US. Focal Press has used Joye’s photographic knowledge for pre-press book reviews and she is a regularly published photographer for Lensbaby, LLC.
Joye’s experience, education, and the surrounding beauty of Western North Carolina have helped to create a passion for the art of photography.
“Photography is my passion bordering on obsession. Creating the photographic image is the very thing that feeds my soul, for that I am beyond grateful.”