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Jim Reed

Born: 1961 in Albany, Georgia
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Although Jim was born in Georgia, he was raised in Springfield, Illinois.

Biography: Jim's professional career began as a filmmaker and writer in Los Angeles. After eight ears of writing everything from TV commercials and music videos to feature articles and motion pictures, he returned to his childhood love of photographing storms. He is now recognized as one of the world's most pioneering and accomplished extreme-weather photographers. Jim has documented record-setting storms for 20 consecutive years, capturing numerous meteorological phenomena, including tornadoes, blizzards, ice storms, and floods. He has documented 18 hurricanes, including Katrina and, most recently, Hurricane Irene.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Jim Reed on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Hurricane Katrina :
ISBN: 1560373776 OCLC: 62206652

FarCountry Press, Helena, MT : ©2005.

A photographic record of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in Florida and Gulfport, Mississippi. Also included are photographs of the after-affects in Mississippi and New Orleans.

Storm chaser :
ISBN: 9780810921474 OCLC: 328320177

Abrams, New York : 2009.

Issues of global warming continue to be relevant, and every day brings front-page stories about the weather, generating new research, raising even more questions and possible solutions. Storm Chaser is a mesmerizing look at some of the catastrophic consequences of our planet's increasing temperature, captured by an expert in the field. Through breathtaking photos, quotes, letters, and journal entries from climatologists, researchers, political leaders, spiritual advisors, and storm survivors. Storm Chaser chronicles photographer Jim Reed's most thrilling, beautiful, memorable, and dramatic adventures to date. From extraordinary tornadoes to historic hurricanes, remarkable floods, geomagnetic storms, and magnificent lightning, Reed captures not only the mercilessness of America's sometimes deadly weather, but also the magnificence and meaning behind the tempests.