Willetta Crowe is a photographer documenting rural North Texas and her travels. Her work celebrates nature, community, family and a disappearing history of the land.
As a child, she focused her Kodak Instamatic on her family, school mates and pets. In high school she graduated to popular single-lens reflex cameras of the day as a yearbook and newspaper photographer.
She developed her eye for visual storytelling through trial and error, workshops and continuing education classes, and her careers in journalism and in the classroom. Today she looks for beauty in the ordinary and in fleeting moments. She’s known in the area as a roadside photographer. Indeed, it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time!
Willetta has been recognized in State Fair of Texas Photography Competitions including winning 2015’s Best of Show Amateur Category, and having a photograph selected for their 2017 calendar.
Her work has also won awards in North Texas regional contests and has shown in Texas Photography Society’s exhibits, and Texas Tech’s International Cultural Center’s High & Dry Photography Exhibits.
After retiring from a 30-year teaching career, Willetta enjoys working at Davis & Blevins Gallery, attending concerts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband make their home on beautiful Lake Nocona.