Happy/L.A. Hyder is a self-taught American-Lebanese photographer, assemblage and installation artist whose photos of architectural details are intended to engage the viewer to see with a different eye. As founder and Director of LVA: Lesbians in the Visual Arts, she travels frequently; opportunities to photograph the details of various cities. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows, locally and nationally. Her photos have appeared in numerous newsletters, catalogs and books including The Color Purple, author photo, Visionary Voices: Women on Power and Anything You Love Can Be Saved essays and letters of Alice Walker.