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Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga's work reflects the merging of a photojournalistic, documentary approach with large-format landscape photography, focusing on environmental issues in the southwestern United States and Mexico.

His images can be seen in a wide variety of publications such as: Arizona Highways, Time, Natural History, Outside, Harpers, Sierra Club, Audubon, Wilderness Society, and National Geographic. Jack's work has been featured with cover stories in both Outdoor Photographer and Popular Photography, as well as on NBC's "Today Show."

With writer Charles Bowden, Dykinga has co-produced four wilderness advocacy books: Frog Mountain Blues (1985), The Sonoran Desert (1993), The Secret Forest (1993) and Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau (1996). Dykinga's books are available through Amazon.com in bookstores worldwide.

In June of 1996, the Mexican government announced that the Sierra Alamos, featured in The Secret Forest, was designated both a National Park and a United Nations Biosphere Preserve.

The Utah wilderness bill is now before Congress and it is Dykinga's hope that his book Stone Canyons will help dramatize the need for preserving the 5.7 million acres out of 22 million acres of Bureau of Land Management's Federal lands. Jack's book was featured on CNN's environmental program, "Earth Matters."

In September 1999, President Clinton created the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by executive order, preserving the canyons featured in Stone Canyons.

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