ESCALANTE RIVER CANYON 1 © 1997
Photographic Story Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument – The Wilderness Society, along with other groups, had been working on getting the Grand Staircase area of Escalante in Utah as a national monument when they sent me a request. In order for the congress to understand what the area looked like, the Wilderness Society asked me if I would take some photographs of the area for them to use to educate congress. I gladly said yes. This image is one of the images I captured while spending time in the Grand Staircase area of Escalante. President Bill Clinton designated the area as a national monument in 1996 using his authority under the Antiquities Act. The Monument encompasses the largest land area of all U.S. National Monuments. Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-base paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.