Series > Lake Tahoe:
Linticulars.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Spring snowmelt.  Carson River, Sierra Nevad Mountains, California.
Specular light on Lake Tahoe, California
Three Seconds on the Fourth of July. Lake Tahoe; California.
Stormy sunset.  Sugar Pine Point State Park, California.
Silver Lake, California
Sailboats on pier in winter.  Homewood, Lake Tahoe, California
Wetland.  South Lake Tahoe, California.
Frozen Pier.  Tahoe Keys.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose, Incline Village, East Shore, North Shore, dusk, twilight, cloud
Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe.  California
Twilight from Pope Beach, Lake Tahoe, California
Dawn.  Nevada State Park.  Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
lake tahoe historic photography landscape
Trout Creek.  Upper Truckee Marsh.  South Lake Tahoe, California.
Storm on Mt. Tallac.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Beaver dam.  Glen Alpine Creek watershed.  Fallen Leaf Lake.  South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Taylor Creek.  South Lake Tahoe, California.
Dead Forest and Mt. Tallac.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Decayed stump.  Sugar Pine Point State Park, California.
Stream interpretive sign.  Taylor Creek watershed.  Lake Tahoe, California.  CA.
Snag in endangered species enclosure, Nevada Beach, Stateline, Nevada.
Rock Border on Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe, Callifornia.
Sunset in Forest Fire, Baldwin Beach, Lake Tahoe, California.
Yellow Kayaks in Fall.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Laundromat.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Front Gate.  Crystal Bay.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Taylor Creek viewing chamber. South Lake Tahoe, California.
Mural of Emeral Bay, Stateline, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Aluminum Chair.  Lake Forest Campground, North Lake Tahoe, California.
End.  South Lake Tahoe, California.
New Construction.  Carson City, Nevada.
Salt shed.  Sierra Nevada.  California.
Trash cans in Truckee River.  Tahoe City, California.
Boat Rack.  Lake Tahoe, California.
Plowed Street.  Lake Tahoe, California.

Lake Tahoe

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.

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