Galen Rowell and Philip Hyde met only a few times in life briefly, but if they could meet again now, what would they talk about? Would they disagree about equipment and photography styles? Would they change the subject to what they had in common to a greater degree such as their approach to photographing nature? Both men were friendly and liked to share their adventures. Would they entertain each others with tales of their travels? Would they strike up a friendship based on their shared feelings about wilderness, the preservation of wildlife and the lands of indigenous peoples?
Throughout his career, Philip Hyde tenaciously stuck with large format cameras while Galen Rowell’s bywords were, “fast and light.” Philip Hyde pioneered color landscape photography, whereas Galen Rowell invented the adventure photography genre. Both men saw photography as the means for a life in the backcountry and a tool for preserving the natural state of wild places. Today history is in the making again with the work of the two famous photographers on display together in the same building for the first time beginning May 8, 2010 and running through August 2010 at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. For more information Click Here and visit Current Exhibitions–Philip Hyde Photography.