About the Founders:
Jerry Burchfield, an internationally known artist/photographer and the photography gallery director and professor of photography at Cypress College in Cypress, CA, passed away in the fall of 2009. He authored several books on photography and served as a contributor and editor to several art journals. Over the years, Burchfield curated some three hundred exhibitions of photography and had over 450 shows of his own work worldwide. The relationship between man and nature remained a major emphasis of his work for over twenty years with a concentration on the preservation of the Laguna Wilderness and the Amazon.
Ron Chilcote is a professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of a dozen books on comparative political economy and development, and is the managing editor of a bimonthly academic journal. Chilcote has devoted the past 15 years to building a portfolio and exhibiting his photographic images of wilderness environments in the Amazon and the Western United States, including the Laguna Wilderness and Wyoming. For the past thirty five years, he has been working with others towards the realization of the vision of Jim Dilley to establish and preserve the Laguna Greenbelt and Wilderness.
Laguna Wilderness Press founder, Ron Chilcote, and Artist/Photographer Douglas Mcculloh currently serve as editors and co-directors of the press. Laguna Wilderness Press also relies upon its advisory editorial board for ideas and networking in promotion of its publications. The advisory board is a growing group of photographer-environmentalists and representatives from participating environmental organizations.
Douglas McCulloh is a photographer, writer, and curator. His exhibition record includes Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; Musée de l’Elysee, Lausanne; Musée Nicéphore Niépce, France; La Triennale di Milano, Italy; and Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City. McCulloh's fifth book is The Great Picture: Making the World’s Largest Photograph (with The Legacy Project collaborative). He is a three-time recipient of project support from the California Council for the Humanities and has curated fourteen exhibitions, including three for the California Museum of Photography. His most recent curatorial project focuses on international blind photographers and has traveled to museums in Moscow, Mexico City, Seoul, Denver, and Washington D.C.
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