Skradin, Croatia, May 2011.

Skradin, Croatia, May 2011.

Croatia, 2011.

Pam Wilson (CultureQuest)

Pam Wilson's ethnographic and documentary vision is behind Culture Quest Photography. Her images reflect her love for the diversity of cultural and natural landscapes she's encountered in the many regions in which she's lived and traveled.


Born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia, she studied Cultural Anthropology and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr/Haverford Colleges in the 1970s.

The 1980s found her in Austin, Texas, where she discovered her love for photography and worked at a custom color lab while in grad school, exploring the backroads of the Hill Country with her camera in her spare time. A new job brought her back to the mountains of western North Carolina for a few years.

Pam's next major destination was Madison, Wisconsin, where Pam became a mother and earned her PhD in cultural studies of media, finishing off the decade teaching in Pittsburgh before moving to the north-of-Atlanta area in 1999.

Always an adventurous traveler and avid explorer of the roads less travelled, Pam's addiction to international travel was initiated and continues to be fed by the opportunity to lead study abroad programs. Four months in France in 1997 paved the way for many return trips to Europe, sometimes with students and sometimes alone.

Prague tops her list of most beloved and most-visited cities. A month in China in 2005 was perhaps the most unforgettable cultural experience, though her 2011 adventures in Croatia, Catalonia and western France are still whetting her appetite for her next visit.

Pam currently lives in a small town in north Georgia with her son, husband, and a household full of cats. She is on the faculty of a local university, teaching everything from Intercultural Communication to Theories of Visual Culture. She has just completed her first novel. See her writing webpage at

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