Plant & flower photographer judywhite (aka Judy White) is the principal photographer at Garden Photos .com. Also well-known as a writer, judywhite is author and photographer of the definitive Taylors Guide to Orchids (Houghton Mifflin, 1996), as well of Bloom-Again Orchids (Timber Press, 2010); both books won awards from the Garden Writers of America.
A past Trustee of the American Orchid Society (AOS), she has earned the Society's highest prize for writing about orchid culture, as well as the AOS Silver Medal for outstanding service to the orchid community. Her orchid travels have taken her to the orchid greenhouses at the Moscow Botanic Gardens to traveling the headwaters of the Amazon River in a dugout canoe with the Chairman of the Rainforest Alliance, from the Equator to as high as 14,000 foot mountaintops on the Colombian border.
A gardening Internet pioneer, judywhite was one of the founding talents behind Time Warner's Virtual Garden, which debuted in 1994 and quickly became the first mega gardening site on the Web, and helped define gardening on the Internet. Under her helm, Virtual Garden was nominated for a 1998 "Webby" Award, the "Oscars" of the Internet. As its Editor-in-Chief, judywhite created the first live Web coverage of the most famous garden show on earth, the Chelsea Flower Show in London, England, and built the websites for the New York Botanical Garden and the American Orchid Society.
A former research biologist, she holds a B.S. in Chemical & Cell Biology from Rutgers University College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, where her undergraduate research in hormones & behavior was published in scientific journals. She began her writing career as a humor columnist for Seventeen Magazine.
judywhite is a Past Board Member of American Society of Media Photographers-NJ Chapter, member of the Author's Guild and the British Garden Writer's Guild. In 2003 the Smithsonian Institution held a 6-month exhibition in Washington, DC, that showcased her orchid photography. She is a past president of the Black Bear Film Festival. Her feature film screenplay, "Lies I Told My Little Sister," has been turned into an award-winning feature film of the same name, released in Fall 2015 on DVD as a Geena Davis Selection, and is available for streaming on most digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu and much more.She is married to the renowned British garden writer, Graham Rice.
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