About Robert Glenn Ketchum

For over 40 years, Robert Glenn Ketchum’s photography and writing have focused public attention on complex issues of environmental politics, while at the same time helping to define contemporary color photography. Acknowledged by Audubon magazine as one of the 100 people “who shaped the environmental movement of the 20th century,” Ketchum’s ability to weave his words and imagery into national media campaigns, widely seen exhibitions, and public speaking agendas, has proven invaluable way to promote issues, raise money and drive effective legislation, making him one of the most successful artist/activists in American history. In 2015 Robert was given the Explorers Club of New York’s Lowell Thomas Award as a “visionary of conservation.” Other recipients of this award include Carl Sagan, Dr. Jane Goodall and Buzz Aldrin. In 20+ years of publishing American Photo magazine has only designated four photographers in their American Masters series: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz. Los Angeles photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum is now the fifth in this series and the only imagemaker among these photographic luminaries that works from nature.