Lyntha Scott Eiler is a freelancer, working in documentary photojournalism, magazine photography, field research, photo editing, photo research and adjunct teaching in the Scotland Field School in Documentary Photojournalism for Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.

She has produced work for Ohio Magazine, Sunset magazine, USIA magazines, National Geographic, Hostetler Studio, Borg-Warner and Chessie Railroad System.

In 1970 she was involved in Project Documerica, the project funded by the EPA to record the state of the environment prior to major air and water legislation. She has been a field researcher on Library of Congress, American Folklife Center projects (Blue Ridge Parkway, The New River Gorge, and Coal River Forest), a Calvert Marine Museum project on the Patuxent River watermen and recently did support images for the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institute of Health, C-8 study in Bartlett, Ohio and the Ohio River Valley along Washington County Ohio.

After graduating from Ohio University, Lyntha and her husband Terry, lived on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the bottom of the Grand Canyon and worked for Headstart, while starting a documentary personal project. In 2008, “I am the Grand Canyon: The story of the Havasupai People” an exhibition supported by the Grand Canyon Association, the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Havasupai Tribe opened at the Kolb Studio and the Museum of Northern Arizona. Also in 2008 she was invited to the Athens Voices Show at the Athens Dairy Barn with her daughter Christina Eiler Baird and Terry Eiler.

She has done adjunct teaching with Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Marietta College’s Art Department and Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, Maine.

Her work has been featured in Life in a Narrow Place, 27 & 1, The fun of basketball is winning, Blue Ridge Harvest, Working the Water, and An Appalachian Tragedy.