The Durham Museum

The Grand Canyon is wild and unforgiving.  But it is also one of the most stunning landscapes on Earth – a place for recreation, reflection and reverence.  The Durham Museum is pleased to host Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography. This beautiful exhibition features 60 color photographs.

Covering nearly 125 years of photographic history, the exhibition includes images of early photographers dangling from cables to get the perfect shot, their cumbersome camera equipment balanced precariously on their shoulders. More modern images are bold and dramatic, revealing the canyon’s capricious weather, its flora and fauna, waterfalls and wading pools and awe-inspiring cliffs and rock formations.       

“The Grand Canyon taught me a way of seeing. How to see light and design,” said featured photographer John Blaustein.  This and other intriguing narratives accompany the spectacular photographs, giving audiences the artists’ personal insight into the power of the Canyon.

Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography is an exhibition created by the Grand Canyon Association and organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

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Lasting Light is sponsored by Mary and John Wilson.