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Landscapes for the People free pdf George Alexander Grant is an unknown elder in the field of American landscape photography. Just as they did the work of his contemporaries Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, and others, millions of people viewed Grant's photographs- unlike those contemporaries, few even knew Grant's name. Landscapes for the People shares his story through his remarkable images and a compelling biography profiling patience, perseverance, dedication, and an unsurpassed love of the natural and historic places that Americans chose to preserve. A Pennsylvania native, Grant was introduced to the parks during the summer of 1922 and resolved to make parks work and photography his life. Seven years later, he received his dream job and spent the next quarter century visiting the four corners of the country to produce images in more than one hundred national parks, monuments, historic sites, battlefields, and other locations. He was there to visually document the dramatic expansion of the National Park Service during the New Deal, including the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Grant's images are the work of a master craftsman. His practiced eye for composition and exposure and his patience to capture subjects in their finest light are comparable to those of his more widely known contemporaries. Nearly fifty years after his death, and in concert with the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, it is fitting that George Grant's photography be introduced to a newgeneration of Americans.

About Ren Davis

Ren Davis's travel writing and photography have appeared in such places as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, GeorgiaMagazine, and Atlanta Magazine. Helen Davis taught for nearly thirty years in public and private schools. The Davises are coauthors of several books including Georgia Walks and Atlanta Walks . They live in Atlanta.

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Author : Ren Davis
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Data Published : 30 September 2015
ISBN : 0820348414
EAN : 9780820348414
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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