A heartfelt thanks to all the photographers who provided the images for this web site including members of the Earthjustice staff, the River League, & the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Earthjustice would like to particularly acknowledge the long-time support of Galen Rowell and his firm, Mountain Light Photography.
Galen Rowell was introduced to wilderness before he could walk. He began climbing mountains at the age of ten on Sierra Club outings, and at sixteen made his first roped climbs in Yosemite Valley. In 1972 he became a full-time photographer and less than a year later he did his first major magazine assignment -- a cover story for National Geographic. Galen pioneered a special brand of participatory wilderness photography in which the photographer transcends being an observer with a camera to become an active participant in the image being photographed. In 1984 he received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for his contributions to the art of wilderness photography. In 1992 Galen received a National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grant to photograph Antarctica. Rowell produced sixteen large-format books of photos and text prior to his untimely death in 2002. The work of Galen & his wife Barbara is distributed through Mountain Light Photography.