A former newspaper photographer and editor, Larry Mendenhall began concentrating on landscape photography in the late ‘90’s and began Quiet Places Photography in 2003. Since then, his work has appeared in numerous juried art shows and exhibitions.

Recently, part of his "Places of Spirit and Light" portfolio was published in Issue #109 of LensWork magazine.

Others honors include selection of two photos for the Vet's Auditorium renovation, receiving Best of Show at the Octagon Arts Festival in Ames, and selected as an Artist in Residence at Ashford College in Clinton, IA.

Mendenhall won first place in an 11-state, Midwest regional photography contest and also taught a basic photography course at the Ankeny Art Center. He has served as a judge in photo contests sponsored by the Ankeny Art Center and the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.

His photographs are in the permanent collections at Mary Greeley Hospital; the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa, The University of Iowa Library, and are on display in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Kansas City office.

His work is available as fine art prints or for publication.