Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs, opening September 5. The exhibit features a juried selection of approximately 60 photographs made within the American River Parkway, exploring its landscapes and riverscapes, its varied wildlife, and the many ways people use and enjoy this “jewel of the Sacramento region”.
Considered the blueprint for urban parks across the U.S., the 4900-acre American River Parkway extends along the Lower American River for 23 miles, from Folsom Dam to Discovery Park at the confluence with the Sacramento River. Combining conservation with scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and a wide range of recreational opportunities, the Parkway hosts more than 5 million visitors annually.
Picturing the Parkway has been juried by Dave Henry. For 27 years, Dave was a photographer for The Sacramento Bee, during which time he became well known for his writings and workshops on photographing the fall color of the eastern Sierras. He now works for Canon, most recently partnering with Ken Sklute to present online articles and in-person workshops on how to photograph this August's eclipse.
© James Berger