KRIRM Website Banner Image by JoAnne Meeker.
JoAnne Meeker is a fine art photographer who is photographing today's "Old West". Trained as a painter, she photographs with the eye of an artist. In the last seven years she has developed a unique style that has gained popularity across the United States, Canada and European Countries abroad. Her corporate commissions include Frontier Bank in Bastrop, TX; Sage Capital Bank in New Braunfels, TX; King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A & M, Kingsville, TX: First National Bank of Hereford, TX; San Antonio Livestock and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX; Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Austin, TX; Dow ArgroSciences of Alberta, Canada, and other working ranches in Canada, California, New Mexico, Texas, Montana and Wyoming.
Encino Division, King Ranch
Tom Urban became interested in photography while enrolled at Texas A&M University. His experience as the 25-year lease manager for the Venada Camp on King Ranch combined with his skill as a naturalist has allowed him the opportunity to photograph the diverse wildlife of the region. His book, Wildlife of the King Ranch was published in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of King Ranch in 2003. Tom has graciously allowed the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management to use his beautiful photographs for our website and gift cards.