Little Bear Productions' Conservation Photography client Robert Glenn Ketchum is featured in Tommy Hilfiger's new online magazine!
~Robert Glenn Ketchum
- Adirondacks, NY
- Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
- Columbia River Gorge, OR
- Green Mountain Byway, VT
- Hood National Forest, WA
- Kancamagus Scenic Byway, NH
- Kebler Pass, CO
- Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada
- Mark Twain National Forest, MO
- The Berkshires, MA
Robert Glenn Ketchum is a champion of purposeful photography that benefits social and environmental causes. His storied career offers example of how heart and commerce can joyfully coexist.
Mr. Ketchum got his start shooting bands in 1960's Los Angeles including The Doors, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. "I met The Doors on the beach the summer before I started college and went on tour with them," he recalls. "I wasn't a professional at that point, just a kid with a cheesy 35mm camera." A kid that was able to pay his way through college and eventually capture the band's infamous 1967 performance at Whiskey a Go Go where Jim Morrison debuted his spoken-word diatribe "The End."
It was on a trip later that same year to shoot the Monterey Pop Festival that Mr. Ketchum spent the night camping in a nearby forest and his path changed. "I had just read Eliot Porter's The Place No One Knew. It was the first picture book I'd ever seen that had a political message to it, and standing in those woods I thought, wouldn't it be amazing if I could make my photographs valuable enough to change the political process?"
In the years since, Mr. Ketchum has worked on projects assisting the conservation of one of the country's most renowned scenic resources, the Hudson River Greenway in New York, and the land conservancy of William Randolph Hearst's 82,000 acre San Simeon Ranch which included the donation of thirteen miles of pristine coastline to the people of California. Most recently, alongside Robert Redford, Mr. Ketchum has worked to support the No Pebble Mine campaign to protect the wild salmon fishery of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Mr. Ketchum will be lecturing at the National Wilderness Conference in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday, October 19.
For more information see www.wilderness50th.org/conference or visit his website, www.robertglennketchum.com.
All photographs used with the permission of the artist,©Robert Glenn Ketchum, 2014