Silver 2020 / Book / Nature

Treasured Lands

  • Photographer
    Qt Luong
  • Agency / Studio
    Terra Galleria
  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/Nature

In 300 visits over a quarter-century, I ventured deep into each of America’s national parks. I felt the spiritual need to share the sense of wonder and passion inspired by those lands. I was interested in the individual character of each place; how each one represents a set of unique ecosystems, yet collectively, all are interrelated and interconnected like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The first photography book covering all the 61 U.S. national parks, Treasured Lands makes a statement by showing their extraordinary natural diversity with a more complete presentation than any other publication.

QT Luong is known for being the first to photograph all America's 61 National Parks -- in large format. Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan featured him in The National Parks: America's Best Idea. His photographs are extensively published and have been the subject of large-format books including Treasured Lands (winner of 6 national book awards), many newspaper and magazine feature articles, solo gallery and museum exhibits across the U.S. and abroad.