It has been 100 years since the Grand Canyon became a National Park and to mark the occasion, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is welcoming a new exhibit. Wednesday, photographer Mark Burns appeared on Brazos Valley This Morning to talk about "Grand Canyon Photographs: Celebrating the Centennial 1919-2019 Exhibit."
The exhibit will be on display through June 9. The photographs explore multiple genres of photography such as traditional black & white and color landscape, contemporary landscape and pictorialism.
A bit about the artist from the Bush Library website:
Mark Burns was born December 1958 in Houston, Texas. He began working professionally in 1978, primarily as a sports photographer. In the late eighties and nineties, he worked professionally for numerous publications including Time Magazine, The Sporting News, The Wine Spectator, and Wine & Spirits Magazine.
By combining his traditional photography background and expertise with modern digital equipment and a digital workflow Burns believes that he can best express his creative vision.
In October of 2015 Burns completed a five year project photographing all 59 of America's national parks in black and white, “The National Parks Photography Project.” This iconic work became an exhibit that traveled to six museums during the National Park Service centennial year of 2016. The highly acclaimed exhibition of black and white photographs had a combined venue attendance of approximately 297,000 people.