Messages From The Wilderness Opening At Lumiere Gallery

November 11th, 2011 by David Leland Hyde Leave a reply »

Lumiere Gallery Opening: Photography as Propaganda

Messages from the Wilderness

Saturday November 12

10 am – 4 pm

Opening All Day

Exhibition: November 12-December 23, 2011

Now Extended through MARCH 31, 2012

Messages From The Wilderness Installation At Lumiere Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Copyright 2011 by Tony Casadonte. Note the 32X40 archival digital print of Philip Hyde's "Great Overhang, Moqui Canyon, Glen Canyon, 1964" in the center flanked by 11X14 digital prints of "Virginia Creeper, Northern Sierra Nevada, California" and "Mt. Denali, Reflection Pond, Denali National Park, Alaska." Two Robert Glen Ketchum prints outside of that between the Philip Hyde prints with Philip Hyde's "Cathedral In The Desert, Glen Canyon, Utah" and "Dogwood, Sequoia National Park, California," on the outside far ends of the main wall. Other areas of the show feature Philip Hyde's hand made vintage black and white prints of Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park and others.

Lumiere Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue – Building 5
Atlanta, GA 30305

See the Lumiere Gallery website for a new video featuring David Leland Hyde talking about his father and the birth of modern environmentalism.

This exhibition features works deploying the visual power of photography to communicate and understand an appreciation of the great American Wilderness. These photographers have captured the beauty and form of nature using straight photography, documentary, pictorialism, abstraction and unusual lighting effect to communicate a story or to stimulate the viewer’s innate imagination. The work involved often has provided the foundation for major conservation campaigns.

The show includes photography by: Philip Hyde, Ansel Adams, Edna Bullock, Peter Essick, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Tom Murphy, Bradford Washburn, Edward Weston and Brett Weston.



  1. Frank Field says:

    David — What a wonderful video. In a very compact way, you have told the story of the prime cause that drove your father’s work. Nice job. I do expect the Atlanta show will be well received. Regards, Frank

  2. Hi Frank, thank you for the compliments and well wishes. Tony Casadonte from Lumiere Gallery and his editor deserve a lot of credit for how well that video turned out. Tony worked very hard on it, all while managing the gallery and preparing for the “Messages From The Wilderness Exhibition.” I feel he did a superb job. Lumiere Gallery is a class act all the way. I wish I could see the show myself. Tony said he would send me some photos of it. Maybe I will be able to share those on the blog soon.

  3. Sharon says:

    The video was beautiful and very moving, David. Seeing your father’s work presented this way was just incredible. I think PBS should do a show with you.


  4. PBS is a great call, Sharon. I will have to look into that. I have been intending to recontact Ken Burns anyway, after the mutual confusion between me and his people over whether Dad’s work belonged in his National Parks film, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”

  5. Dear David, wonderful photography! Excellent words about your father and his lifework. I enjoyed it to hear your voice, here on the other side of the earth.
    Best wishes to you all!

  6. Hi Peter, thank you. Always nice to hear from you from the other side of the world.

  7. Derrick says:

    Nicely done, David!! Congrats on the video, I think it turned out very well.

  8. Excellent video, David. It’s a wonderful collection of your Dad’s work as well as a fine introduction into his efforts for conservation of the beautiful lands of the west.
    Nice to hear your voice as well. 🙂

  9. pj says:

    Well done my friend. You come across well on video — maybe a whole new medium for you I know you have plenty of time for it… 🙂

  10. Joanie says:

    WHAT a collection. Congratulations on the video.

  11. Hi Derrick, Steve, PJ and Joanie, thank you for your complimentary comments. I appreciate you watching the new video.

  12. The mirage of the Internet! The happiness of finding sites like yours! Images breathtaking! thank you send us the beauty of a wonderful photographic work.

  13. Hi Mathilde, Thank you for your comment and the compliments on Dad’s landscapes. Looks like you do some interesting, quality work in France too.

  14. Juri Brilts says:

    Dear David-

    What a wonderful testimonial to your father’s sensitive and moving photographs that spurred the environmental movement in America.

  15. Hi Juri, Thank you for the positive feedback. I’m glad you had a chance to meet Dad and talk to him not long before he passed on. I also enjoyed meeting you and look forward to working on your interview of “us.” It would be great to feature it here on Landscape Photography Blogger.

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