Our National Monuments with QT Luong [Benefit Webinar]

What: Our National Monuments with QT Luong [Benefits Conservation Land Foundation and the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club]

When: Saturday March 26, 2022 at 11:00am PT. Duration between one and two hours, including Q&A

Where: On your computer or mobile device from anywhere via Zoom. This is a benefit webinar, with pre-registration required using your Zoom account. A tuition payment of $19.95 is required for enrollment. All proceeds benefit Conservation Lands Foundation and the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. The registration link is https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ilCn8D-STCmB1bDWk6fM_g

Details: With the stroke of a pen, a president of the United States can proclaim a national monument. The Antiquities Act of 1906 was enacted to provide an expedited means to protect areas of natural or cultural significance. Since then, 16 presidents have used the Act to preserve some of America’s most treasured public lands and waters. In 2017, an unprecedented executive order was issued questioning these designations by calling for the review of 27 national monuments across 11 states and two oceans, opening the threat of development to vulnerable and irreplaceable natural resources.

Our National Monuments, the first book of its kind, introduces these spectacular and unique landscapes. From the north woods of Maine to the cactus-filled deserts of Arizona, America’s national monuments include vast lands rivaling the national parks in beauty, diversity, and historical heritage. These critically important landscapes are often under the radar, with limited visitor information available, yet offer considerable opportunities for solitude and adventure compared to bustling national parks.

QT Luong—one of the most prolific photographers working in America’s public lands and author of the best-selling and acclaimed photography book about the national parks, Treasured Lands—hiked and camped in the 22 land-based national monuments under review, aiming his lens at the grand vistas, archaeological wonders, and hidden delights along the way.

In this presentation, QT Luong will show images from Our National Monuments, tell some of the stories behind the images, and tell us about some of the lesser-known national monuments and what they can offer to adventurous landscape photographers. Harold Davis will interview and lead a discussion with QT Luong following his presentation.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in nature and landscape photography, those who like to “explore” lesser-known and hidden U.S. national monuments, and those who are interested in the preservation of wild lands.

Number of Seats, Tuition, and Benefit: The tuition for this webinar is $19.95 and requires prior registration. All proceeds benefit Conservation Lands Foundation and the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, but the ticket price is not tax deductible.  You must register via Zoom to be enrolled in this webinar! If you haven’t paid the tuition, you aren’t registered. Please contact us in advance with any questions.

The registration link is https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ilCn8D-STCmB1bDWk6fM_g

About QT Luong: QT Luong, a photographer, author, and environmentalist, was the first to photograph all 63 US National Parks – in large format. He received the National Parks Conservation Association’s Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks and was featured in the film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

His work has been profiled and critically acclaimed in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The San Jose Mercury News, among many other magazines, newspapers, and other media. His photographs are the subject of five books, including the best-selling Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks (winner of twelve national and international book awards). They have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. Luong’s limited-edition prints are widely collected and have been exhibited solo in museums and galleries nationwide and abroad.

QT Luong lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two children. To see more of his work, visit terragalleria.com.

Hole-in-the-wall, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana © QT Luong /terragalleria.com

About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is an internationally known photographer and a sought-after workshop leader. According to Popular Photography Magazine, “Harold Davis’s ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.” He is a Moab Master and a Zeiss Ambassador. He has exhibited widely and his prints are extensively collected. In 2022, several of his images were selected by the United States Post Office for use as postage stamps.

Rangefinder Magazine states that “Harold Davis is a force of nature—a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.”

Harold Davis is a bestselling author of many books, including Composition & Photography, Creative Garden Photography and Creative Black and White, all from Rocky Nook.

Harold Davis’s website is digitalfieldguide.com.

About Conservation Lands Foundation: Conservation Lands Foundation is a national movement of grassroots advocates to protect, restore and expand National Conservation Lands, channeling local passion to conserve the public lands we love and need.

About the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club: The Loma Prieta Chapter is a local face of the national Sierra Club, demonstrating how local activism and action can protect our natural environment and affect the way our counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties grow.