Rare Philip Hyde Original Black and White Vintage Prints From The 1940s and 1950s Join Original Dye Transfer Prints, Original Cibachrome Prints and Archival Digital Prints in a New Exhibition:
Philip Hyde’s Mountain Landscapes at Camera Obscura Gallery
Across from the Denver Art Museum
Displayed with Affirmations of Spirit: Photographs by Carolyn Guild
Camera Obscura Gallery
1309 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
October 1–November 13, 2010. EXTENDED TO November 20.
Opening reception October 1, 5-9 pm and gallery talk 7 pm with David Leland Hyde
Philip Hyde, American Landscape Photographer and Environmentalist, b. 1921 d. 2006
In 1951 the Sierra Club and Wilderness Society sent Philip Hyde on the world’s first conservation photography assignment. As a result of his trip to Dinosaur National Monument in Northwestern Colorado and Utah, Philip Hyde became photographer for the first book published for a conservation cause: “This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country” edited by Wallace Stegner. Born in San Francisco in 1921, landscape photographer Philip Hyde dedicated his life and 60 years of full-time photography to conservation.
Hyde first exhibited his original black and white prints in national venues in the early 1950s with his Group f64 mentors from the California School of Fine Arts now the San Francisco Art Institute: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham. Lead Instructor, Minor White, also curated several exhibitions of his work for major museums in the Eastern U. S. including George Eastman House and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hyde’s color prints have also been widely exhibited and collected by major national museums. His photographs are part of over 50 permanent collections.
Hal Gould, gallerist at Camera Obscura Gallery for over 50 years, founded the Colorado Photographic Art Center in 1963, one of the world’s first galleries devoted solely to photography. Hal Gould was also a member for years and one of the founders of AIPAD, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, “dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as art.”
For more information about the Philip Hyde Camera Obscura Exhibition see the blog post, “Vintage And Digital Prints Together In One Show.”