Don House has been photographing and writing about the people and landscapes of the Arkansas Ozarks for nearly four decades. His images and words have appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications. He is the author of four books, including Remote Access: Small Public Libraries in Arkansas, a collaboration with photographer Sabine Schmidt. His latest, Letters to Dan: A Philosophical Guide to the Ozarks, will be published Fall of 2022. When he is not wandering the woods, or floating the rivers, he lives and works and ponders in Hazel Valley, in rural Washington County.
Photo by Don House
Born and raised in Germany, Sabine Schmidt is a photographer and writer in Arkansas. She holds an MFA in literary translation from the University of Arkansas. Her work has appeared in exhibitions and publications in the U.S. and Germany, including National Geographic and Rolling Stone. She received an installation commission from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, won an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, and was the recipient of the 2021 Artist Award from the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her book Remote Access: Small Public Libraries in Arkansas, co-authored with Don House, was published in 2021. She is the director of the St. Paul Public Library in Madison County.