WALL, NJ – Joan B. Myers’  current show is a combination of fine art and photojournalism pertaining to the Decline of Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook.  The show features interior photographs of Officer’s Row, and the Officer’s Club.  Exterior photographs continue to tell the story.

Photo by Joan B. Myers

Myers says one of her favorite exterior photographs is of a sunset, which filled her with an immediate sense of warmth. However, this feeling was short-lived when heavy winds took over. “The white caps began rolling ashore, as the swirling snow blew across the parade field.  What if the bay took the road from me?  What if my car failed me?  I began to panic, not a soul in site; at least one I could see,” says Myers.

Later that day after walking into the safety of her home, Myers says, “It was then I realized the mere passage of time was not solely responsible for wearing away at the outstanding architecture.  It was the vulnerability to the devastating effects of ravaging weather conditions.  Yet it still proudly remains, protesting its ruin through its silent request for restoration.”


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Myers has exhibited in many local venues and has been juried into prestigious shows at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, The Brookdale Community College Alumni Association Juried Art Show, and Monmouth Festival of the Arts.  In June she received an Honorable Mention at The Boatworks in Belmar, “The Power of Color” show for her photograph, “Red Door.”

Joan B.Myers, award-winning photographer and Long Branch native, is currently showing her work at New Jersey Resources located at 1415 Wyckoff Road, Wall Township, New Jersey.  The show is on the 2nd floor in the Classic Café.   It will be available for viewing June 18-July 15, 9:00-5:00, Monday through Friday. 

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...