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What: Art Walk Opening and Reception
When: 6pm Fri., March 6
Where: Fourth Corner Frames and (311 W. Holly St)
Info: http://www.fourthcornerframes.com/

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From the searing deserts of Namibia to the soaring glacial moraines of deep Alaska and the saturated rainforests of the Olympic Coast, photographers Dennis Walton and John D’Onofrio present the trophies they’ve captured of photographic expeditions across the world’s great landscapes. Their work is both sweeping and personally intimate.

Walton has lived and travelled abroad for much if his life, photographing extensively in Burma, Tibet, Ladakh, Java, India, and Japan, where he captured portraits of indigenous people with remarkable candor and subtlety. A feature photographer in Photos that Inspire (John Wiley and Sons), Walton recently completed a tour of Morocco and Namibia, the latter presented here among his works for the first time.

One needn’t travel entirely across the globe for the beautiful and exotic, however. D’Onofrio’s work graces the pages of The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby (Braided River/Mountaineers Books) and The Salish Sea (Sasquatch Books). He co-authored a photographic collection from Mount Baker (Arcadia Publishing) which was co-authored by John D’Onofrio and Todd Warger. The publisher and editor of Adventures NW magazine, D’Onofrio is a frequent contributor to Cascadia Weekly and has published his work in numerous trail guides and directories. He recently completed a tour of Alaska. Many of his landscapes are also captured here for the first time.

“I was struck (again),” D’Onofrio wrote recently, “by the great life lesson of unexpected beauty. One never knows what one will find when one takes a walk. Who could predict this perfect combination of warm golden light, unbroken horizon, luminous color and the thrumming of wings? The quiet and effortless beauty of another day out in the open.

“Unexpected gifts are everywhere if we only quiet the chattering and open ourselves to the moment.”

Such is the power of their work.

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