Jerry Dickson Greer (b. 1964 Honaker, VA) is an Appalachian American photographer and book publisher based in Johnson City, Tennessee. His long-term projects and books focus on conservation, and the environmental and social condition of the mid-Atlantic and southern United States, with an emphasis on Appalachia. Jerry has published nine books to date, beginning with Appalachia - The Southern Highlands in 1999, and followed by Blue Ridge - America's First Frontier in 2004.
2005 through 2007, he released four consecutive titles in the Wonder and Light Series, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia, North Carolina, and Great Smoky Mountains.
In 2009, Jerry released, The Blue Ridge – Ancient and Majestic, a collaboration with Appalachian writer, Charles Maynard and supported by sixteen environmental and conservation organizations working in the Blue Ridge Region. This book is a recipient of the Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award.
He released another collaboration in 2012, Blue Ridge Parkway – An Extraordinary Journey Along the World’s Oldest Mountains, with photographer Dr. Nye Simmons, and Appalachian writer Charles Maynard. His latest release, a limited-edition maquette, Forest for the Trees, was released in 2020 (Platanus Editions).
His work has been published in View Camera Magazine, Outdoor photographer, Backpacker, WNC Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, and AT Journeys to name a few. Some of his clients include The Southern Environmental Law Center, Earthjustice, The Conservation Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, The Lyndhurst Foundation, University of South Carolina Press, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Royal Robbins, and LL Bean.
Jerry is working on three long-form photographic projects: Dust to Dust (2020 - present), Upon High (2005 - present), and an untitled multi-year project documenting life in his home region of northeast Tennessee.
Jerry is the owner of Platanus Editions, an imprint of Mountain Trail Press & Offset Lithography Solutions.