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ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

The following videos, articles and online resources explore the photographs, photographers, as well as the art and impact of some of the Greatest Photographs of the American West.

Sharon Collinge, Ph. D.

Commentary on BRUCE DALE photograph in Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX

Sharon Collinge, Ph. D.

Commentary on WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD photograph in Stanford, MT

Alan Lester, Ph. D.

Capturing Human Interaction with Nature Over Time

Patty Limerick, Ph. D.

Photography and the Reality of the West

Jeff Mitton, Ph. D.

Commentary on BRUCE DALE photograph in Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Jeff Mitton, Ph. D.

Photography and the "Image" of the West

Jeff Mitton, Ph. D.

Capturing the Vastness of the West

Karen Ramirez, Ph.D.

Commentary on BRUCE DALE photograph in Monument Valley, AZ

Karen Ramirez, Ph.D.

Commentary on MICHAEL MELFORD photograph in Death Valley National Park, California

Karen Ramirez, Ph.D.

Commentary on WALTER MEAYERS EDWARDS photograph in Barstow, CA

Karen Ramirez, Ph.D.

Commentary on JIM RICHARDSON photograph in Mount Saint Helens, WA

Jan Whitt, Ph. D.

Commentary on S.M.S. RANCH photograph in Stamford, TX

Jan Whitt, Ph. D.

Commentary on JOEL SARTORE photograph in Choteau, MT

Jan Whitt, Ph. D.

A New Vision of the American West

Jan Whitt, Ph. D.

Defining Western Literature



ARTICLES

The Life and Times of William Henry Jackson

William Henry Jackson's amazing photographs of the West are icons of the rugged Rocky Mountains, taken with primitive, heavy equipment.

Ansel Adams Wilderness: The Mountains That Made the Man

A designated wilderness area in California honors the inspiring and groundbreaking work of nature photographer Ansel Adams.




ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (these links will open a new browser window and take you to a web site outside this one)

Preserving the Past

Photographer Robb Kendrick explains the art of tintype photography.

Field Notes: Frans Lanting:

Interview with photographer Frans Lanting about photographing the Colorado Plateau

NG Live Interview: Annie Griffiths

Annie Griffiths reflects on becoming a photographer, publishing for National Geographic, traveling, changing perspectives in photography, becoming immersed in different cultures, and finding inspiration

The Surreal World of Frans Lanting

Photographer Frans Lanting talks about capturing a surreal landscape

Free Soloing with Alex Honnold

Phographer Jimmy Chin talks about photographing climber Alex Honnold in Yosemite

NG Live Interview: Sam Abell

Photographer Sam Abell reflects on composition, patience, and his father's influence on his work.

NG Live Interview: Michael Melford

Photographer Michael Melford talks about the language of photography, "capturing the snippet", and his personal process of photography