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Photographing to protect: Document, preserve, damage?

How do Las Vegas photographers resist the clichés and stereotypes of their touristic region? How do they aspire to work ethically?
Julian Kilker will discuss the photography scene in southern Nevada, including collaborations to document and protect public lands.

The United States has a long history of preserving land for public use such as the Zion (Utah), Yosemite (California),

and Grand Canyon (Arizona) National Parks. Less well-known are important geologic and cultural features in rural Nevada.

Photographers helped protect the Nevada “Basin and Range” and “Gold Butte” areas as part of 21 national monuments approved by President Obama, but these areas might lose protection under the Trump administration.