Widely published and collected, Dwight Hiscano has been shooting professionally for nearly forty years. His “Trees from Above” series (featured in our “2024 NBAS: The Art of Perspective” exhibit) received Honorable Mention in the 2021 Minimalist Photography Awards, and “Juror’s Top Five” selection and Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards.

Dwight Hiscano has documented various natural and urban landscapes through photography for many years, traveling across various parts of the world and partaking in conservation practices. An atypical approach is used in his award-winning photograph series, “Trees from Above,” where Hiscano uses a drone lens to capture black and white photos of the trees from a bird’s eye view. The striking composition of the works in this series put the dark, vein-like branches of the tree right against the snow-white background, evoking imagery of biological systems such as organs and cells and comparing those systems to the role of trees for the planet.

He has sold thousands of prints through galleries as well as art dealers and his images have been featured in numerous group and solo exhibits. These exhibits include the Nature’s Best exhibit at the Smithsonian, the National Geographic sponsored International Mountain Summit in Italy, the Capitol Rotunda, and an exhibit at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Ross Art Museum, alongside works by Winslow Homer, and Thomas Hart Benton and John Marin. His Gower Gulch, Black Mountains, photograph was recently published by National Geographic. It features a collection of mountain landscapes published in Germany.

New Brunswick Art Salon 2024 – Photography: “The Art of Perspective”


1985 – BA Ohio Wesleyan University (Photography, Graphic Design, Art History, Environmental Studies)

1984- Kean University (Graphic Design) 

Selected Exhibitions:

2023 Highlands Juried Art Exhibit Invitational (group, exhibiting juror)

2018 Hostetter Gallery Alumni Exhibit (Pingry School duo)

2014 Water, Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Mowry Gallery (solo)

2014 Water, Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Lobby (selections from the permanent collection including works by Winslow Homer and John Marin)

2014 Highlands Annual Juried Art Exhibit (group, exhibiting juror)

2013 Highlands Annual Juried Art Exhibit (group, exhibiting juror)

2011 Landscape Photographs of New Jersey Drew University, (group)

2008 The Great Swamp: Flora, Fauna, Etcetera, Therese A. Malony Art Gallery (group)

2005 Landscapes of New Jersey, Frelinghuysen Arboretum Haggerty Gallery (solo)

2004 Wilderness North America, Hosteler Arts Center Gallery (duo)

2004 Wilderness North America, Overlook Hospital Gallery (solo)

2003 Natures Best Photography Awards, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (group)2003 Seasons, G.J. Cloninger Gallery (duo)

2001 Landscapes, Boras Gallery (duo)

2001 Dwight Hiscano Photographs, Somerset County Environmental Education Center Gallery(solo)

2000 Dwight Hiscano Photographs, Atlantic Health Morristown Memorial Hospital Gallery (solo)

2000 Landscapes, Childrens Specialized Hospital Gallery (duo)

2000 Photographs by Dwight Hiscano, New Jersey Audubon Society Schermann Hoffman Gallery(solo)

1998 Landscapes: Photography by Dwight Hiscano, The Noyes Museum (solo


AT&T, Atlanticare, Atlantic Health System, Community Foundation of New Jersey, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Science Center, Merck & Co., Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer, Pfizer, Richard M. Ross Art Museum, and prints held in private collections throughout North America and Europe.

Selected Bibliography:

Wie Sie die Berge Noch Nie Gesehen Haben (Mountains as You’ve Never Seen Them), National Geographic Society, a collection of mountain landscapes published in Germany.

Black and White Magazine, Spotlight Image Award, April 2019

Di Ionno, Mark, “A Celebration of New Jersey’s Natural Beauty,” The Star Ledger (cover), January29, 2017

Der Atem der Berge (Spirit of the Mountains), Geranova Bruckmann, Germany 2015

“Resilience: Preparing New Jersey for Climate Change,” NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance, Rutgers University, 2014

Cara Townsend, “Capturing Fall’s Beauty” The Daily Record (special section cover; website homepage), October 2012

National Park Service, “NJ Coastal Heritage Trail,” 2010 (display)

“Capturing Nature: Through the Lens of Dwight Hiscano” The Nature Conservancy (newsletter featured article/cover and website home page), September 2009

Richard Lathrop,The Highlands: Treasured Landscapes, Critical Resources, Rutgers University Press 2008 (cover)

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Access and Mobility,2008

Outdoor Recreation Alliance, “What Voters Want,” 2007

The Trust for Public Land Path to Protection: Ten Strategies for Successful Water Protection,2006

State of NJ Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act, (cover and interior) 2004

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Annual Report (cover) 2004

The Conservation Campaign Annual Report, (cover) 2003

Natures Best Foundation, Natures Best Magazine Fall, 2003

Hiscano, Dwight, New Jersey, The Natural State, hardcover, Rutgers University Press 2001

Land Trust Alliance “Voters Invest in Parks and Open Space: 1998 Referenda Results,” 1998

Curatorial Projects: 

Founder and Curator, Highlands Annual Juried Art Exhibit (NJ Highlands Coalition and Morris Museum) 2013-Present Creating, curating, judging, finding and communicating with jurors and sponsors, processing artwork and installation of art exhibit.


International Photography Awards 2021 (Jurors’ Top Five and Honorable Mention)

International Color Awards 2018, 2020, 2021 (finalist)

Minimalist Photography Awards, 2021 (Honorable Mention)

International Spider Awards 2016, 2017 (finalist)

International Mountain Summit 2015 (finalist)

Natures Best 2003 (Highly Honored)