About the Cover Photographer Joseph Soares, Jr. Joe Soares received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1969. He then began a scientific career in nutritional sciences conducting research with the Department of Commerce of the U.S. government. In 1972, he took a faculty position in the College of Agriculture, University of Maryland, College Park. For the next 30 plus years, he was responsible for teaching and conducting research in applied and basic nutrition. He retired from the university in 2001 and moved to the Eastern Shore. Soon thereafter he joined the Tidewater Camera Club and renewed a lifelong interest in photography. His interest has always been in natural landscapes and wildlife, so a home on Taylors Island provides and excellent working location to begin capturing images of the beautiful waterways, marshes, and pine woods of the Eastern Shore. Through the Tidewater Camera Club, he has improved his photography by practice, competition, and study. Joe’s photographic images have received recognition from a number of artistic sources including the Academy Art Museum, The Chester River Arts Association, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University, and the St. Augustine Art Association.
These organizations and others have published his work in their magazines, newsletters, and other publications. The significant changes occurring in our climate have been a stimulus to Joe to photograph our delicate marshes and woods and their inhabitants. He tries to make people more aware of our environment as it is today in the hope of stimulating more effort to preserve this delicate ecosystem so generations to came can enjoy the “Shore.” The picture on the cover is titled Dorchester Eagle.
Tidewater Times October 2017