By jorees

This is Joanna Rees’s blog

Joanna Rees is focused on creating unique images for personal, commercial, or fine art use. After sharpening her skills as a nightclub photographer Joanna is now focused on the Illinois gallery scene and providing images for private clients.

Joanna’s life is divided into two main areas of focus: photographyand her PhD studies in Art Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Joanna is an experienced photographer who has worked in print and publishing for the past seven years. Over time, she has worked for publications ranging from Montreal’s Voir magazine, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, the Best Western Hotels to Taiwan’s Discover Taipei magazine, Taipei Pictorial magazine, and Verve magazine. A dedicated workaholic, Joanna balances her photography with work as a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her research has been published in the International Journal of Education Through Art, the International Journal of Art Education, and the InSEA newsletter.  Joanna was the administrator of the 2nd World Creativity Summit in Taipei, Taiwan and is one of the editors of its proceedings.  Joanna serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Art Education and is currently incoming co-president of the National Art Education Association (NAEA),  Women’s Caucus with Dr. Elizabeth Delacruz.

Upon finishing her PhD Joanna would like to teach art education to pre-service teachers at a post-secondary institution and encourage others to develop their creativity and leadership within the visual arts.

She is available at:

reesjoanna [at]

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  • TCS NYC Marathon Long Training Run #1: Race review July 26th, 2014 August 14, 2014
    Pacers from the New York Flyers running club 20.9 miles 8’37” pace/mile time This was a very meaningful race that I’d trained hard for. I knew that running 20 miles along the rolling hills of Central Park was going to be a challenge. I wanted to finish and finish strong. The race began at 7am and […]
  • Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Race Review: 1:49:40, June 22nd 2014 August 14, 2014
    This was a special race as it took place in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. I had wanted to run a Vancouver race for a while and it was an absolute pleasure to run through UBC, West Van, and Stanley Park for 13.10 miles. The course began at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena and ran along SW […]
  • Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: Race Review 3:58:18 August 14, 2014
    It was a great experience to run my first marathon at home in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on April 26th. I decided to run with the 3:50 pace group and met a lot of interesting people on the course. Our pacer Steve had run 13 marathons in one year and I connected with others who traveled across […]
  • February 2014 April 12, 2014
    Here are some images from New York and Urbana, Il from February 2014 Filed under: General
  • PicFrame Collages March 17, 2014
    Here are photographs from our trip to Washington DC last weekend that are framed using the PicFrame app. Filed under: General
  • Photographs from January 2014 February 10, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL and New York, NY from January 2014 Filed under: General
  • Photographs from December 2013 February 9, 2014
    Images from the holidays in Urbana, IL and New York, NY   Filed under: General
  • Photographs from November 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from last November in Urbana, IL and New York, NY Filed under: General
  • Photographs from October 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL from last October and early November Filed under: General
  • Half Marathons to run in 2014 February 8, 2014
    Here is a list of half marathons that I’m planning on running in 2014: DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on March 15 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon on April 13 Christie Clinic Illinois Half Marathon on April 26 NYRR Five-Borough Series: Brooklyn Half on May 17 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon on June 22 […]

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