QT Luong, Photographer of Treasured Lands, at Saratoga Library, February 12, 7 pm

QT Luong at Denali National Park

Pioneering photographer, QT Luong, will describe his remarkable 20-year journey to photograph the 59 U.S. national parks in large format. He will cover the origins of the project to the publication of his award-winning book, Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks.

Originally, trained as a computer scientist in Paris, France, Luong came to the United States in 1993 for a brief academic stay at UC Berkeley. He chose Berkeley in part for its proximity to Yosemite. As a skilled rock climber, he has scaled El Capitan several times. In 2009, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan featured him in their documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea and used his photograph Yosemite, Winter Sunset for the series' cover.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea cover

In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service used his photograph of the Little Missouri River winding through the badlands of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the stamp series celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial. 
To celebrate the centennial, Luong published his book in 2016 which has won several national book awards.
Please join us for this remarkable look at the wilderness adventures behind Luong's images from Arctic Alaska to the volcanoes of tropical Hawaii.

Free and open to the public.
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