Artist in Wilderness
LeConte Memorial Lodge Committee and the Sierra Club is pleased to thank Stephen
Joseph, who has served as our Artist
in Wilderness since 2003. This program is an opportunity for a visiting
artist to create a portfolio of work related to the mission of LeConte Memorial
Lodge and its history and relation to the Sierra Club and Yosemite National Park.
Since the 2003 season Stephen
Joseph has been our Artist in Wilderness. Stephen is a landscape and architectural
photographer from Pleasant Hill, California. He has spent the
past twenty years photographing Mount Diablo. From broad vistas looking out from
the summit to tiny wildflowers, Stephen has captured the beauty and magnificence
that is Diablo. His photographs are breathtaking. Stephen has also studied and
photographed Yosemite Valley. His photograph of Yosemite Valley from Glacier
Point seen at the top of this page is magical.
For the last ten years Stephen has been working with various land trust organizations,
helping them to capture on film the land they are trying to preserve. These
include Save Mount Diablo, Muir Heritage Land Trust, Contra Costa County
Agricultural Trust, and the South Livermore Valley Land Trust. We are pleased
that he has turned his attention helping to protect the splendor
of Yosemite National Park.
Culminating a two-year effort, Stephen Joseph, as the LeConte
Memorial Lodge Artist
in Wilderness, has digitally re-created, through
the media of photography, the Wild
Flower Show exhibited
in LeConte Memorial Lodge in July, 1907. We are grateful for his contribution
to this effort, which went on display in time for our Centennial celebration
in July, 2004.
The Artist in Wilderness program at LeConte Memorial Lodge provides
an opportunity for visitors to grow their interest in Yosemite National Park.
The re-creation of the Wildflower Show of 1907 is one opportunity
to better understand the wildflowers that thrive and/or are endangered in the
Artists interested in future participation in the Arts in Wilderness program
are invited to contact the LeConte Memorial Lodge Committee, Harold Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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