"Detail, perception, and sensitivity of whole surroundings. The combination of these qualities lives in Ketchum's work. And behind the exceptional work is a deeply committed and talented man." —Robert Redford
This majestic photograph by a modern master of the color landscape photograph of the Iliuk arm of Naknek Lake presents one of Alaska's enduring natural wonders, in all its beauty, but reflecting also the short-sighted environmental damage inflicted on such places by industry and the federal government.
Robert Glenn Ketchum (born 1947) is a renowned color landscape photographer whose work often contains an environmental message. Since 1968, he has been in over 400 one-person and group shows, including at the Smithsonian Institution, the International Museum of Photography, and the George Eastman House in Rochester. He is the author of several photography books, including The Tongass (Aperture, 1987), credited with encouraging Congress's passage of the Timber Reform bill in 1990, and lives in California.