Robert Glenn Ketchum

Robert Glenn Ketchum, Owner of RGK Photography


A Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, my career of advocacy has now spanned 50yrs. Of my 10 published books, 7 by Aperture, most were connected to conservation issues and/or campaigns. THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (1985) was created to assist New York's efforts to restore the river corridor. THE TONGASS: ALASKA'S VANISHING RAINFOREST (1987) helped pass the most significant timber reform bill in American history. OVERLOOKED IN AMERICA: THE SUCCESS AND FAILURE OF FEDERAL LAND MANAGEMENT (1991) helped to create public awareness about the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, ultimately upgraded to National Park status, and now the 2nd most visited park. NORTHWEST PASSAGE (1996) as a traveling exhibit was about climate, changing the Arctic landscape. Most recently, the 2 book set, RIVERS OF LIFE: SOUTHWEST ALASKA, THE LAST GREAT SALMON FISHERY & WOOD TIKCHIK: ALASKA'S LARGEST STATE PARK, are part of a 20yr. campaign to prevent the development of the Pebble open-pit mine in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay fishery.

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