Dawn Frary is an Iowa City-based artist, photographer, death doula, writer, wildlife educator, and super-naturalist. She is deeply influenced by nature, mysticism, the occult, folklore, and death.

Her favorite medium is expired or experimental analog film.

Since 2006 Dawn has worked closely with owls, hawks, vultures, and other birds of prey, serving as a wildlife educator, caretaker, and rehabilitator.

She is also an ICCFA Certified Crematory Operator.

Dawn enjoys reading (books & tarot), listening to music, and walking in the woods. She lives with two feline familiars in a haunted house by the cemetery.

Aura portrait by Rainbow Visions.


In 2015 Dawn was featured in Iowa City filmmaker Jason Smith’s experimental documentary “lizmungerphotoclub.”

clip from “lizmungerphotoclub” – video & edit by Jason Smith