The work of photographer Julie Blackmon of Springfield may be found in the collections of well respected museums nationwide as well as that of the Microsoft Corp. and the George Eastman House. Inspired by a photography class she took at Missouri State University, Blackmon eventually excelled in the field. She received top awards for photography from the Santa Fe Center for Photography Project Commission and twice for Photospiva and currently is being represented by the G. Gibson Gallery of Seattle. Poolside - Ozark, Missouri represents duplicating her experience growing up in Missouri's humid and hot summers, swimming in a stock tank as a option for cooling off. The tank from which cattle drink, she says, was at Aunt Polly's house. She swam in it with her sisters and their children on a day when the temperature hit 102-degrees F.