Photo by Kim Buchheit
a landscape photographer, veteran travel writer, and outdoor educator.
His unique images of Grand Canyon and the greater Southwest enjoy
popularity worldwide. Mike’s work was juried into
the art exhibit, Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography,
which was selected for inclusion in the prestigious Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Series.
Raised beside the Mississippi River in his native Iowa, Mike relocated
to Scottsdale, Arizona, in the late 80s. His passion for the Grand
Canyon backcountry was forged as a counterbalance to the hectic
pace of corporate life in the Valley of the Sun. Mike relocated
to Grand Canyon National Park where he has been the director of
the Grand Canyon Field Institute since 1997. In addition to overseeing
this leading outdoor education program, Mike serves in a fundraising
capacity for the Grand Canyon
The images in his portfolio reflect an
intimacy with the world’s
most famous chasm that only a full-time resident, two-thousand-mile
backpacker, and frequent river runner could enjoy. Mike’s
hope is that his photographs will inspire in others a deeper
appreciation for the majestic Grand Canyon, and foster a sense
for public lands.
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