Sedona PhotoFest culminates this Saturday night, July 24th, at 6pm at the Sedona Creative Life Center as Jack Dykinga shares his world view in an intimate evening followed by an Hors d’oeurve and Wine reception at the Arts Center catered by Dahl & Di Luca. A Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Jack Dykinga will share his thoughts and process while on location. He will also explore what goes into making a photograph a work of art. The winners of both the Red Rock Open and Apprentice Photographer’s competitions will also be announced. This evening promises to be unforgettable, you won’t want to miss it.
Dykinga blends large format landscape art photography with documentary photojournalism. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic Magazines. He is the author of nine wilderness advocacy, large format books. Jack Dykinga’s ARIZONA, released in 2004 from Westcliffe Publishers, a compellation of Jack’s best Arizona images and: IMAGES: Jack Dykinga’s Grand Canyon released by Arizona Highways, May 2008, reflect Jack’s love for Arizona.
His fine art images were featured along with the work of Ansel Adams in an Arizona Highways Magazine retrospective shown at the Phoenix Art Museum, The Center for Creative Photography, and the Museum of Northern Arizona.
In April 2010, Jack’s image: “Stone Canyon” was selected as one of the forty best Nature Photographs of all time by the International League of Conservation Photographers and he received: The 2011 Outstanding Photographer of the Year Award from the Nature Photographers of North America. His illustration of the wilderness lands of Native American Tribes is featured in the August 2010 National Geographic.
His work is driven by his passionate advocacy for preservation of the natural world. Currently, he serves on the board of The Sonoran National Park Project in an effort to create a new Bi-National Park on the Arizona/Sonora, Mexico border.
In April, 2007, Jack and four other photographers: Thomas Mangelsen, U.S.A.; Patricio Robles Gil, Mexico; Fulvio Eccardi, Italy & Mexico; and Florien Schultz from Germany, became the first ever R.A.V.E. (Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition) for the International League of Conservation Photographers, to document the El Triunfo Cloud forest in Chiapas, Mexico, drawing attention to the threatened habitat there.
Since then, Jack has donated his talents to iLPC’s RAVEs in
Balandra 2007, Baja Sur, Mexico, the Yucatan 2009, Yucatan, Mexico, the U.S./ Mexico Borderlands 2009 Project as well as the 2010 Patagonia, Chile RAVE. In each case, Jack and teams of celebrated photographers from all over the world pooled their collective talents to highlight environmental degradation.
An evening with Jack Dykinga takes place from 6-7:30pm on Saturday July 25th at the Sedona Creative Life Center. The cost for the evening is $45 and includes a reception following the event at Sedona Art Center from 7:45-8:45pm catered by Dahl and Di Luca. For more information or to purchase tickets to “An Evening with Jack Dykinga” please go to www.sedonaphotofest.com or call Sedona Art Center at 928.282.3809.