Sun to Moon Gallery will present Yosemite at 150: A Photographic Celebration, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. The exhibition, opening on May 8, brings together diverse perspectives and photographic printing processes aimed at capturing Yosemite’s enduring grandeur. The exhibition features an impressive, and unprecedented, group of fine photographic prints by well-known contemporary Yosemite photographers, including Alan Ross and John Sexton, the great Ansel Adams’ last two Photographic Assistants.
In addition, gallery owners Marilyn & Scot Miller will display “Yosemite Falls by moonlight, Yosemite Valley (California, 1986),” a print from their personal collection by the late photographer Galen Rowell. This is likely to be the most diverse and deep exhibition of Yosemite prints by well-known contemporary photographers to be found anywhere in the U.S. this year. Visitors to the exhibition will find both iconic images and artistic interpretations of the stunning Yosemite landscape.
The opening reception will feature special guest Mike Tollefson, president of Yosemite Conservancy, in attendance. Prior to joining Yosemite Conservancy in 2009, Tollefson had a 36-year career with the National Park Service, including stints as Superintendent of Yosemite National Park from 2003-2009, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.
Sun to Moon Gallery will also host the North Texas premiere screening of Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a documentary film produced to honor the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, and offer regular screenings of the film to the public on Thursdays through Saturdays from May 15 – June 14. The gallery will also offer small groups the opportunity to reserve screening times throughout the exhibition.
Partial proceeds from Yosemite at 150: A Photographic Celebration will benefit Yosemite Conservancy (YosemiteConservancy.org), a nonprofit that provides private funding for projects and programs to help keep Yosemite National Park's beauty alive, now and for future generations. The Shopoff Group and Competitive Cameras are sponsoring this exhibition.