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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.





Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #49
TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #49:  Now I am under the blue kitchen tarp looking out. For me, the size of the boulders on our “beach” finally suggests the scale of it all. We are among big rocks in a very marginal pitch made more dynamic buy the massive tidal flux and the amount of rain falling. Russell is “seated” in “the dining room” and note, his comfy, padded chair. He is sitting on his lifejacket. It not only makes the rock less hard, BUT it has been storming for days and the rocks are COLD so he is preventing heat loss. I think he is also eyeing the cheese and trying to determine what to eat NOW and what to parse out for our remaining days.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd @Wilderness #Wilderness #Tongass

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

by Robert Glenn Ketchum


This is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift, and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!



Monday, July 27, 2015

THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #147:
This is classic fall twilight. The view is looking west from the eastern shore, above #Peekskill. To the left, I am looking downriver. In the middle, I am looking upriver. The water to the right of the #MetroNorth railroad bridge is a long, narrow bay that terminates at #Annsville and #HudsonHighlandsGatewayPark. The #Hudson river has just turned north and west around #JonesPoint and #BaldMountain (middle silhouette). Continuing upriver, #BearMountainStatePark - #IonaIsland can be seen directly above the track bridge in this view. Beyond there the river will again bend right to a more true north as it heads toward #WestPoint.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd @Wallacefdn @Aperturefnd @PentaxOnline
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. 


Friday, July 24, 2015

Traveling in China Since 1985, #141
CHINA #141:   Our walk to the agricultural commune took us briefly uphill through some lush orchard terraces. Being ”up” in the tiniest breeze gave some relief to the heat of the day, and from a knoll, an opening in the trees allowed me to see the “future.” Small villages back in the valleys off of the lakeshore were expanding; newer houses; rebuilt houses; connected roads, and soon, internal plumbing, and reliable electricity. The question I had was what was the balance to be found so that food production would not be lost, this was clearly a rich and productive agricultural area.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China #Suzhou


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Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.


Friday, July 24, 2015


SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #74
SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #74 - 1985 to the Present:  Back in my “perch” at the #GrandHyattShanghai the ever-changing view provided much drama and amusement. You might expect that a booming, successful new financial district with lots of grandiose driving thoroughfares connected to “the rest of” Shanghai, by a relatively narrow, under-river tunnel was an invitation for crazy behavior. Driving “laws” in Shanghai are arguably enforced, and generally cab drivers and private cars know no shame. Certainly it was one of the reasons I tried to walk as much as possible. How many “actual” lanes of traffic do you see here?
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China #Shanghai

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn Ketchum

During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer 
Robert Glenn Ketchum.




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present, #75
EVERYBODY is wondering, “What’s goin’ on?” Change was afoot in the hood, and curious things were happening everywhere. Building/re-building grew at an increasingly frenetic pace through the 90's. Walking around was virtually a “new” experience EVERY time I visited. This rate-of-change was certainly jarring, but definitely an upgrade. AND AMAZINGLY, over my 30yrs. of visiting, I would see a good bit of the SOON-to-be-constructed, torn down and replaced yet again.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China #Suzhou

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Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

The city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn Ketchum


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Silk Road - Embroideries #131
SILK ROAD #131:   Previously in this blog I have discussed embroideries that capitalized on silk thread’s ability to reflect light based on the specific direction in which it is sewn. This was a technique I learned and incorporated into several of my pieces, BUT it was the use of silk threads in that way in this image that originally inspired me. The truly “magical” aspect of this embroidery is how the “directional sewing” has been employed to create, not only the gesture of motion around the fish, BUT ONE THAT CHANGES as you change your POV on this large embroidery. This has been accomplished by the deft stitching of long, "free-form" threads sewn in very DIFFERING, rhythmic lines of “water flow” that seem to make the water shimmer and move.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2015, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #Embroidery @WesCFA @RSSDesigns
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mandalac Gardens by Robert Glenn Ketchum



From August 11 - September 27, I will be exhibiting new work, MANDALAC GARDENS, at The G2 Gallery in Venice, California. This Constant Contact is background information about my color print-making history in general. and how it has lead me to this new series of "prints." I have also included all 9 of the images that will be in the exhibit, so please give this a read and enjoy the "show."

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TELL THE PEBBLE PARTNERSHIP TO CALL IT QUITS

The fight to stop the Pebble Mine goes on -- but the battlefront has moved from the U.S. EPA to the courtroom and beyond as we escalate massive nationwide pressure on Northern Dynasty Minerals, the last company standing behind the disastrous venture, to call it quits.

Over the last two weeks, NRDC ran a series of hard-hitting, full-page print ads in Washington urging the Pebble Partnership -- Northern Dynasty's legal entity -- to walk away from Pebble Mine. The EPA has confirmed that this gargantuan open-pit, gold and copper operation -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of toxic mining waste -- carries catastrophic risk for Bristol Bay, its world-class salmon fishery, its pristine environment and its people.

Orvis Supports No Pebble Mine

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