Afternoon Water Run




Listen Up




Waiting at Sunrise




Horse on Beach









Jump the Wave



Run and Splash


View with a Patch of Grass


Beware of Time




Merrie Asimow

I was born and lived for many years in the Boston area. I then moved to Los Angeles and finally to the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. I have had successful careers in both nursing and computers. While helping small businesses maintain their computer systems, I dreamed of becoming a full-time professional photographer and have finally realized that dream.
The concept of stopping the action and holding that moment in time forever has always excited me. That magic lured me into the world of still photography. My computer skills are an essential part of my approach to photography. The digital darkroom gives me the ability to uncover, discover, and present my interpretation of an image. My photographic style has moved away from the pure image to include artful design and combines many of my own techniques to give my photographs an unusual and painterly look.

I’d like the viewers of my photographs to be thrilled by the nobility and grace of the animals in my pictures and by the unexpected and surprising details of the people and landscapes in my travel photography. I have also begun to create surrealistic photography.
I live and work in Menlo Park, California, and travel extensively in pursuit of new photographic subjects. Always hoping that the light and the action will be aligned, I’m ready to click the shutter and make it my own. My work has appeared on the walls of numerous business establishments and in private collections in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

Web sites
WIPI Profile

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Bel Air Camera, Los Angeles: “China and Tibet”
2015 Gallery 9 Los Altos: “Unbridled Passion”
Turkish, Burmese and Italian restaurants, Comerica Bank, and several coffee houses.

Group Exhibitions
2014 Gallery 9 Los Altos: “Reflections”
2013 Gallery 9, Los Altos: “Figures”
2011 Juried Exhibition – O’hanlon Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
2008 UCLA Art Exhibition
2007 Los Angeles Photo Project: “Cemeteries”
2007 KM Gallery, Los Angeles: “A different view”

3013 WIPI: Annual Juried Competition - Juror Choice Gallery Presentation
2012 WIPI: It's Magical, Images of Sunrises, Sunsets & Rainbows, Honorable Mention
2012 WIPI: Annual Honorable Mention
2011 WIPI: 30th Anniversary presentation: “Photo LA”
2009 North Tahoe Photo Walk: Winner

“The White Horses of the Camargue,” 2012
Articles and Interviews
2014 WIPI Featured article in Silvershotz Journal of Photography, Volume 8, Number 5
2007 Interview in View Finder Magazine
Professional Associations

UPDATE - Photorgrapher response - NO NEW BIO UPDATEAugust 2014 - APRIL 2017

Subject: Re: CHARTER GALLERY - curator Beinecke
Date: 2017-05-04 13:05
From: Merrie Asimow <>
To: Women In Photography International <>

Thanks so much for doing all of this - it's such a tremendous job. I'm very proud to be a part of this wonderful group.
I don't see anything on my site that I think needs fixing.

Charter Member, Women in Photography International

Merrie Asimow
Menlo Park, California
WIPI PhotoProfile

©Copyright for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer, and promotional use for Women In Photography International. All inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must be directed to the photographer.

File complete August 30, 2014

UPDATE - Photorgrapher response - NO NEW BIO UPDATEAugust 2014 - APRIL 2017

UPDATE FINAL: May 2017 website content 1999-2017 file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed materials, photographs,
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art work

Update: April 29, 2015 - complete, included book with notation to WIPI w/signature

Juror: Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz
Interactive Magazine of International Contemporary Photography - winning images:
WIPI's final online exhibition before transfer to the Beinecke

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Women In Photography International Archive is held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Peter Palmquist Western Americana permanent Collection since 2003. The inclusion of WIPI hard copy and digital files from mid-2003 to present will be added to the collection. The 2014-2015 WIPI CHARTER GALLERY is set up for inclusion into the upcoming newly renovated Beinecke Library. The CHARTER MEMBER gallery of dedicated women photographers is a spotlight to introduce and showcase historical documentation and current member work.

Beinecke File thru 2003 - Series IV - Women in Photography International Records Literary and image rights, including copyright, belong to the photographers and authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

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