Joyce Ferder Rankin LRPS was born and raised in Philadelphia and began her career there in 1976 at the age of 17 at a local television station. She went on to become an award-winning journalist … working for many of the world’s top broadcasters including BBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, ITN and RTE. Joyce’s assignments included the Falklands War, "Desert Storm" (1st Iraq War) and the Bosnian War. She was also one of the few women at the time, to work as a cameraperson and video editor … covering the world’s hotspots. She moved to Portballintrae in 1999 and most recently, has been traveling to Antarctica and the Arctic documenting the effects of climate change on wildlife and landscape.
Joyce’s many awards include 2 Emmys ,one for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and another for a programme about bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic and other publications worldwide.
She has been awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society and recently had the honor of giving a TEDx talk called "Can we go back in time?". The talk focused on her work and travels as concerns climate change.
Joyce is currently in production a the film Degreesº to Extinction - Can we survive climate change.