Mark Klett, a Regents’ Professor of photography in the School of Art at Arizona State University, was recognized by the Lucie Foundation.
“Drowned River: The Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado,” which features Klett’s photographs, was listed as a finalist in the Lucie Photo Book Prize. The juried competition is open to a diversity of submissions, from published to prototype to handmade books, and awards are presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers who have created these projects anywhere in the world.
Klett, along with photographer Byron Wolfe and writer Rebecca Solnit, spent years exploring Glen Canyon, where in 1963, the waters began rising behind Glen Canyon Dam and 170 miles of the Colorado River slowly disappeared as the riverbed and surrounding canyons filled with water.
According to the book description, “Both those who supported and opposed the dam considered it a longterm transformation, and Glen Canyon as dead and gone forever. But it’s coming back, in a bittersweet victory that is also the result of the pervasive disaster of climate change.”