Photograph by Jack Dykinga
Photograph courtesy Jack Dykinga
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga blends large-format, landscape photography with documentary photojournalism. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic. His book Jack Dykinga's Arizona is a compilation of his best Arizona images along with accounts of his personal wilderness experiences.
Dykinga's other books include Frog Mountain Blues, The Secret Forest, The Sierra Pinacate, The Sonoran Desert, Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau, and Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley. He also wrote and photographed Large Format Nature Photography, a how-to guide to color landscape photography, and collaborated with Mexico's Agrupación Sierra Madre to help produce their book on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Directing his focus to the Texas-Mexico border, Dykinga highlighted the biological richness and diversity of the protected areas along the Rio Grande River corridor in the February 2007 issue of National Geographic. Two months later, Dykinga and four other photographers—Thomas Mangelsen (United States), Patricio Robles Gil (Mexico), Fulvio Eccardi (Italy and Mexico), and Florien Schultz (Germany)—formed the first ever Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) for the International League of Conservation Photographers. They documented the El Triunfo cloud forest in Chiapas, Mexico, to draw attention to its threatened habitat.
Currently, Dykinga serves on the board of the Sonoran National Park Project in an effort to create a new binational park on the border of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
He and his wife, Margaret, live in Tucson, Arizona.
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