11.19.2011 Messages from the Wilderness

My earliest awareness of landscape photography and the environment came from experiencing the wonderful images found in the Sierra Club Exhibition Format series of books published during the 60’s and 70’s  highlighting the American West.  The first of those I found were Philip Hyde’s “Navajo Wildlands” and Eliot Porter’s “The Place No One Knew”.  Both are collections of exquisite photography and deeply moving words.

Recently, an exhibition has been put together by the Lumiére Gallery in Atlanta featuring Philip Hyde’s work as well as others including Ansel Adams, Edna Bullock, Peter Essick, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Tom Murphy, Bradford Washburn, Edward Weston and Brett Weston.  Below is a video highlighting Hyde’s work and narrated by his son David Leland Hyde whose blog “Landscape Photography Blogger” can be found in the links on the right.

What is so wonderful about these images is the purpose for which they were created.  Beautiful as images alone, they also raised the awareness of the need to conserve that natural beauty which we are so fortunate to have and value in the United States and which must  continue to be protected from the constant onslaught of “progress” and “manifest destiny”.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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9 Responses to 11.19.2011 Messages from the Wilderness

  1. 57andrew says:

    I am ashamed to say I didn’t know Phillip Hyde’s work. This is a wonderful collection of photographs and it would be a real treat if the exhibition could travel to places where the message of conservation is not yet heard as loudly as it might be.


    • No shame Andrew. It is a big world and there are so many great things to discover. I am glad David’s video has brought his father’s work to your display.
      It would be nice for the exhibit to travel. Maybe that will happen some day.


  2. jameshuntphotography says:

    Thanks for this as well Stephen. Great video. What an exhibition! I would concur also that Phillip Hyde’s web site/blog is a treasure chest of ideas about photography and the environment.


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  4. Greg Russell says:

    I agree completely Steve! The last paragraph here says it all so well!



  5. Thank you, Steve for posting the new video of Dad. Thanks to all those who watched it here too. I hope you all are further inspired to pursue conservation with your photography. The website was put together by a team in honor of my father, Philip Hyde, after he passed on.


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