Sometimes a major surprise lands in my email box. Although this post is a bit late, I wanted to share a new landmark in my photographic life. I am included in a new book called National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West. At the time this was announced to me last July, the exhibition and book were still under way. Now the exhibition is still being shown throughout some 10 museums in the United States and I am, needless to say, thrilled to be included. The accompanying catalog is now available for purchase from National Geographic online here. The images for the exhibition and book were culled from some 8,00 to 10,000 pictures in the National Geographic Image Collection, according to Jim McNutt, the president and CEO of of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Although the photographs span from 1873 to the present, only 175 were chosen for the show and the catalog. From those 175, 63 photographers were represented, including me. 🙂 Here is the list of photographers with links that allow viewers to get a more thorough glimpse at the photographers who helped shape the visual landscape of the American West through that iconic yellow rectangle of the National Geographic Society. This is a tremendous honor and I am extremely grateful and humbled to be included along side such photography luminaries as Edward Curtis, David Allen Harvey, Ansel Adams, Vincent Laforet, Frans Lanting, Robb Kendrick, Eugene Richards, Annie Griffiths, and Chris Johns just to name a few.
The press release page for the book, National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
I hope that if you live in any of the places where the exhibition is showing that you will have a chance to see the installation in person.
Here is a list of participating museums. Since the exhibit opened in late October of last year, some of the shows have already closed. However, if you see a museum in your area, please click on their site to see if it’s still showing. Thank you for visiting!
The exhibition will open Oct. 27 at the following museums:
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Ga.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyo.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Okla.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, N.Y.
C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Mont.
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas