Trained as a graphic designer, Clark James Mishler was first introduced to the photographic process in 1970 while studying at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In 1977, Mr. Mishler was hired as a layout editor by the National Geographic Magazine in Washington D.C. and returned to Alaska in 1979. Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Mishler's editorial photography has been published in numerous regional, national and international publications. Mr. Mishler's 2007 book, ANCHORAGE, LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE FRONTIER, was awarded first place for nonfiction by the Independent Publisher's Association. Mr. Mishler currently lives in Anchorage with his wife, Mitzi, and is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and The National Press Photographer's Association.