Natural History Museum of Utah

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Utah Wilderness 50
A special exhibition


Opening September 3, 2014 at the Natural History Museum of Utah, this special exhibition will include 50 compelling photographs that were selected through a juried process from more than 1,400 entries. All photos represent Utah public lands and reflect the spirit of the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Winners were notified the week of July 7, 2014.

Click here for the list of winners.

The Wilderness Act of 1964 established an American definition of wilderness:

A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.

With President Lyndon Johnson’s signature in 1964, the Wilderness Act preserved more than nine million acres of wild lands as open space for generations to come, with nearly 100 million more added in the subsequent five decades.

The judges included internationally recognized photographer/writers James Kay, Tom Till, Rosalie Winard, and Stephen Trimble. See contest frequently asked questions.

This special exhibition is part of a larger national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Judges


Rosalie Winard is a photojournalist, artist and lecturer now based in Salt Lake City.

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As writer, editor, and photographer, Stephen Trimble has published twenty-two books during thirty-five years of work with Western landscapes and peoples.

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Tom Till is one of America's foremost landscape photographers. In his nearly forty-year career he has authored more than 30 books, published hundreds of thousands of images and had prints displayed in every corner of America and the globe.

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Specializing in landscapes of western North America, James has worked as a professional photographer for more than 30 years.

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Utah Wilderness 50
State Team Coordinator


Initially trained in the sciences, Jeff Clay’s career trajectory includes working in the public relations/advertising field, eleven years as a petroleum chemist, and fourteen years managing an information technology department whilst implementing international software projects.

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