Thursday, February 28, 2008

NANPA Summit - Robert Glenn Ketchum

The Keynote Address today was by Robert Glenn Ketchum. I sat in awe as I watched imagery from the past. He started with early 1800 landscapes and how landscape painting evolved into more photo like realism. I marveled at the beauty of the earliest photographs. I felt like I was getting a semester class of Photographic History in a mere one hour. I'll post more about these early photographers with links when I have more time.

He finished with his photos of areas of Alaska that are threatened today with mining and oil exploration. These are pristine areas where the salmon industry is still thriving. Both the mine and the new oil wells in the ocean threaten the salmon.

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