Terry Evans has photographed the prairies and plains of North America and the urban prairie of Chicago. Combining both aerial and ground photography, she delves into the intricate and complex relationships between land and people. Her work explores the virgin prairie, working steel mills, Greenland ice sheets, a small town in the Kansas Flint Hills and the oil boom in North Dakota. Recent exhibitions include a retrospective exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City with catalogue entitled Heartland. Additionally Radius Books published a book in 2012 by Evans, Prairie Stories.

She has exhibited widely including one-person shows at the Chicago Art Institute, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The Field Museum of Natural History.

Evans is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of an Anonymous Was a Woman award. Her work is in major museum collections including the Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and many other museum collections.