Visions for the Next Millennium: Clyde Butcher Wilderness Photography--Focus on Preservation
by Clyde Butcher
Publisher's Description
'Clyde Butcher is one of America’s best-known nature photographers, and here in this ancient river of grass, which is being poisoned by the runoff from farms and choked by Florida’s spiraling population, he is trying to show what America will lose if it loses the Everglades.'-ABC News.com 'I want to show people that there is a unity between all undisturbed natural places, whether the peak of a renowned mountain range, or a stream-bed in an urban watershed. My hope is to educate and inspire . . . to let people know our land is a special place, and the way we take care of it determines the future qualify of life for our society.'-Clyde Butcher Clyde Butcher’s compelling black-and-white photographs chronicle some of America’s most beautiful and complex ecosystems. For more than 30 years, he has been preserving the untouched landscape on film, and for 20 of those years he has concentrated on Florida. This collection combines work from the 1980s and 1990s, ranging from the forests of the Pacific Northwest, to the rocky country of Utah and Colorado, to the woodlands of the Chesapeake region and the wetlands of Florida. Clyde’s images are captured with an 8” X 10”, 11” X 14”, or 12” X 20” view camera. The large-format camera allows him to express in elaborate detail the textures that distinguish the exquisite beauty of the landscape. Clyde Butcher has recently been honored by the State of Florida with the highest award that can be given to a private citizen, the Artists Hall of Fame Award, for his photographic excellence. He has also received the Conservation Colleague Award from The Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Conservation Award, given for excellence in photography and contributions to the public awareness of the environment.
ISBN: 0813027349
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Hardcover : 50 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
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