Fait Accompli — Access to National Parks During Government Shutdown

Story by Jerry Ginsberg

Ed. Note:  At midnight on Friday, January 19, the United States federal government entered a partial shut down.  We do not know how long this will last.  Our regular columnist and expert on National Parks, Jerry Ginsberg, provides some ideas on how one may gain access to the parks during this time.

 

With the partial shutdown of the federal government, our ability as photographers to access virtually all federal lands will be impacted for as long as this situation persists. Allow me to lay out some of the ways in which such an event can impact our ability to enter various federal units.
At the outset, please know that any and all political issues, views and debates are well beyond both the mission of NANPA and certainly the scope of this space. I wish only to address our abilities to photograph within these lands.

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Book Review – “Treasured Lands,” by QT Luong

Treasured Lands – A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks by QT Luong. – Forward by Dayton Duncan

Book Review by Gary Crabbe

Photographs by QT Long

 

Treasured Lands, by QT Luong

 

I’m sure it’s fair to assume most of us have a bookshelf or two filled with titles that have become personal favorites we’ve collected over time. For many of us, some of those prized items take the form of large, coffee table-format books. The coffee table designation itself implies a place of highest honor where a book can be seen, picked up, and enjoyed by any visitor. For lovers of the American landscape and photography alike, no book is more deserving of this hallmark designation than Treasured Lands by QT Luong.

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