Tammy Cromer-Campbell is an award winning American photographer best known for her work as a social documentary photographer and speaker. Cromer-Campbell received her Associates of Applied Arts degree in commercial photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett. She continued her education by taking workshops from the masters in photography, such Arnold Newman, Ruth Bernhard, Michael Kenna, Keith Carter, John Sexton, and others.
In 2006, the University of North Texas Press published her first book,
Fruit of the Orchard / Environmental Justice in East Texas. The book received favorable reviews from the Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, PhotoTechniques Magazine, CHOICE, Current reviews for Academic Libraries, and others. Fruit of the Orchard received an honorable mention for documentary books in the International PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris. She has received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant, in 1999, for Fruit of the Orchard. Cromer-Campbell’s work has been published in many publications including cover stories for Camera Arts Magazine, Houston Chronicle’s Texas Magazine numerous times, and many others fine publications.
Cromer-Campbell is Vice President Statewide on the Executive Board for the Texas Photographic Society. She served as an Imagemaker presenter at the Society for Photographic Educators National Convention, Denver, Colorado in March of 2008. Her first film, Environmental Justice in the USA was included in the Short Films by Texas Filmmakers organized by Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium, April 5, 2008. Her work is included in public and private collections internationally such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others. She photographs from her studio in downtown Longview, Texas and lives with her husband Scott, also