Alaska’s state and national parks have a long history of inviting artists to work side-by-side with rangers and researchers in the field. During these residencies, the artists get their hands dirty and seek inspiration while helping with wilderness stewardship projects, such as pulling invasive weeds.
On the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, the photography and paintings in Voices of the Wilderness represent Alaska’s protected areas, from Tongass National Forest to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and many places in between.
The artists featured in this exhibition – including Alaskans Bill Brody, Kes Woodward and Ron Senungetuk – participated in residencies hosted by the exhibition’s organizers, the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.