Based upon my monograph of contemporary landscape photography published by Chronicle Books, Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty, this work examines Lake Tahoe as a microcosm of the environmental challenges confronting our time.
Compelling me to create this photographic project has been Lake Tahoe’s ability to speak, on many levels, to our culture's perception of the land. Despite our country’s growing environmental concern, the story of this international jewel is rarely told beyond the Tahoe basin.
With an introduction by the preeminent Tahoe research scientist Dr. Charles Goldman, poetry by former US Poet Laureate and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass, and historical content by literary icon Mark Twain and 19th Century photographer Carleton Watkins, this Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty reveals the delicate balance we strike with the landscape. Supporters include the Tahoe Environmental Research Center, the Oakland Museum, the Phoebe Hearst Museum, Adobe, and Hasselblad.
More information on Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty can be found at http://www.thomasbachand.com/tahoe.