Wyoming Arts Council

Gary Ladd: 40 years exploring Grand Canyon

From a Teton County Public Library press release:

Teton County Public Library hosts large-format photographer Gary Ladd for a slideshow talk “Forty Years of Exploring and Photographing the Grand Canyon” on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Ordway Auditorium in Jackson. The program is free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation.

Ladd specializes in photographing the wilderness interior of the Grand Canyon, the pristine sandstone landscapes surrounding Lake Powell, and the slick rock terrains of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. His photos are included in the library’s current exhibition “Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography” from the Smithsonian’s traveling program. The
exhibition is on view at the library through Thursday, July 16.

National magazines such as “Life,” “Newsweek,” “National Geographic Adventure” and many more have published and showcased Ladd’s photographs. Ladd has contributed to numerous book projects including “Grand Canyon, Time Below the Rim,” “Canyon Light,” and “Along the Rim,” winning awards for several of the publications.

His most recent book project, “Grand Canyon, Views Beyond the Beauty,” was published in July 2008 by Grand Canyon Association. He is currently at work on a self-published booklet guide to Grand Canyon geology (available in the summer of 2009) and a new Lake Powell book with Arizona Highways (scheduled for release in the spring of 2010).

Ladd has lived in Page, Arizona, along the Colorado River (just upstream from Grand Canyon, just downstream from Lake Powell) for 28 years. He is a Museum of Northern Arizona Ventures trip leader, former Sierra Club wilderness backpack trip leader, Arizona Highways photo workshop instructor,Grand Circle Field School and Grand Canyon Field Institute instructor and
Elderhostel geology/photography instructor.

You can view one of Ladd’s photos from the Smithsonian’s “Lasting Light” exhibition at http://tiny.cc/TYpJ7.

FMI: Education and Program Manager Dimmie Zeigler, 733-2164 ext. 229. Visit the library online at www.TCLib.org.

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