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Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

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Galen Rowell was the archetypal adventure photographer, his iconic images published in leading magazines and scores of books, exhibited in major galleries, and cherished by fans ranging from the Dalai Lama to news anchor Tom Brokaw. When he and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in 2002, he had just completed a landmark a ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Counterpoint
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Apr 29, 2010 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice presentation of essays authored by people close to Galen Rowell in combination with many of his photos. I found it interesting to read the common themes and occasional unique view of Galen, his physical abilities and his evolution from mechanic to adventure photographer to conservationist. It's a nice addition to my shelf of Rowell books.

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Aug 02, 2013 John Orman rated it it was amazing
Rowell, who died with his wife in a 2002 plane crash, has his career of adventure and scenic photography on bold display here. One essay calls him the Light Traveler, and the stunning use of light is evident in every photo.

To the Ends of the Earth is where Galen went, alright. A Visionary Landscape is what I see in every photo.
Sonja Sullivan
Dec 13, 2007 Sonja Sullivan is currently reading it
This book is not so much to be read as to be savored. His photographs are beyond beautiful. You would almost think that he manipulates his film and filters, except that every once in awhile we all have seen such otherworldly colors and views so we know it is actually true. What a world we have been given the privilege of living in !
Huw Thomas
The most wonderful photographic book I have seen - amazing photos - wonderful colours, great text - just savour every picture, the natural beauty of wonderful landscapes. Dip into it often and enjoy the wonders of isolated mountainous landscapes all over the world. What a legacy Galen has left.

Something everyone should own!
Aug 28, 2007 Monica rated it really liked it
Another photography book which doesn't qualify as reading, but it's wonderful to view.
Jul 10, 2009 Becky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
Incredible photos!!!
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