Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography

An exhibit of 60 framed  photographs, showcasing one  of the most stunning landscapes  on earth.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
10:00am @ Central Library

Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography, an exhibit of 60 framed photographs showcasing one of the most stunning landscapes on earth, is on display through Sunday, February 14, at the Central Library.

The exhibit covers nearly 125 years of photographic history and includes depictions of early photographers dangling from cables to get the perfect shot. More modern images are bold and dramatic, revealing the canyon's capricious weather, its flora and fauna, waterfalls and wading pools, and awesome cliffs and rock formations. The exhibit features the work of 26 photographers.

Grand Canyon National Park—2,000 square miles of snaking river beds and sheer rock walls—is a world like no other, where vibrant cliffs and flowing water create a striking complement to the western sky.

The images are accompanied by narratives by the photographers. One of the photographers, John Blaustein, said "The Grand Canyon taught me a way of seeing. How to see light and design."

Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography is an exhibition created by the Grand Canyon Association and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).