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 fiberbase 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.