The inspirational qualities of the Grand Canyon are impossible to exaggerate. For decades, photographers, writers, and artists alike have flocked to the grandest of gorges, collectively trying to make sense of the overwhelming experience through a wide variety of mediums.
Of these artistic disciplines, photography is perhaps the most universally applied. From tourists taking snapshots with disposable cameras, to seasoned professionals dodging lightning and flash floods in pursuit of the perfect picture, camera enthusiasts of all stripes have captured innumerable visual vignettes of the famed chasm.
In recognition of the ongoing dance between camera and canyon the Grand Canyon Association, in cooperation with the National Park Service, Northland Publishing, and Hance Partners, Inc., has produced an exhibit and companion book entitled Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography.
This juried exhibit and richly illustrated publication pay homage to the most accomplished and prolific canyon shooters past and present (including this author I’m happy to report). The free exhibit is located in Kolb Studio in Grand Canyon Village, and will be on display through October 18, 2006.