Photograph by Brad Armstrong
Barry Goldwater looks positively blissful. It’s the summer of 1940, and 31-year-old Barry is deep into a journey along the Colorado River that will make him just the 73rd person to travel through the…
Photograph by Joseph Muench
It was dawn in Monument Valley. From out of utter darkness, as still as it was complete, was born a sight never to be erased from the colored slides that our memory holds sacred. As a pale light…
Photograph by Kerrick James
I was alone the first time I went to Monument Valley. Nearly two years ago. Late April. The day was warm, but the night cooled the way night does when the desert remembers winter.  I’d been teaching…
Photograph by Joel Grimes
Editor’s Note: The images in this portfolio are presented chronologically, based on their publication date. We love all 25 images equally. Enio Lanaro April 2014,…
Photograph by Guy Schmickle
Randy Prentice A juniper wears a wintry coat amid a stand of mature ponderosa pines near the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The Canyon’s South Rim sees…
Front Cover of Arizona Highways 1966 Calendar
Tennis Imes sent us a letter in 1966. It came from Santa Monica, one of many letters we’d gotten in response to our thriving newborn. “Calls are coming in,” he wrote, “from friends and family…
The dome atop Mission San José de Tumacácori by Jack Dykinga
Architecture isn’t something we practical humans have devised just to enclose space. Architecture carries meaning, and with it the possibility of expressing our culture. And our aspirations…
Illustration by Jennifer M. Potter
The Territory of Arizona had been established; the first governor and his official family had braved the hardships of the hazardous journey from Fort Larned, Kansas, and arrived safely; the governor’…