(Photo credit: Sandra Dyas, Radiant Child from the series Lost Nation Photographs)

A sense of place is extremely important to photographer Sandra Dyas. Whether photographing musicians or landscapes, Dyas keeps her home state of Iowa close. In fact, she was the Iowa representative in Stuart Pilkington’s 50 States ProjectLost Nation is a series of images that documents Lost Nation, Iowa.

More of Dyas’ work can be seen at www.sandydyas.com