Dykinga Exhibition Marks Grand Canyon's Centennial

Mount Hayden at the Grand Canyon, as viewed from Point Imperial, photographed by Jack Dykinga
Clouds surround the Grand Canyon's Mount Hayden, as viewed from Point Imperial on the North Rim. | Jack Dykinga

A legendary photographer and longtime Arizona Highways contributor is launching an exhibition in Tucson this month in conjunction with the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park.

Etherton Gallery in Tucson is hosting the exhibition, titled Jack Dykinga: The Grand Canyon National Park (1919-2019), from June 22 to September 7. Photographs by Dykinga will be paired with vintage shots by William H. Bell, Ansel Adams, Mark Klett and other photographers, the gallery said in a news release.

"I am especially pleased to help commemorate this important milestone and bring attention to the Grand Canyon National Park's 'unique natural, cultural and historic resources,' with the photographs of Jack Dykinga," Etherton Gallery owner Terry Etherton said. "Jack Dykinga has built a career on using photography to advocate for the protection and conservation of wild spaces all over the world."

Dykinga won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1971 and has authored and photographed numerous books on photography and wilderness advocacy. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Tucson.

The photographer will sign copies of his recently released Arizona Highways book Grand Canyon: A Photographer's Favorite Viewpoints at an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22. For more information, call 520-624-7370 or visit the gallery's website.

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