Grand Canyon Community Lecture Series features "The Importance of Photography on Navajoland"

Growing up on the Navajo Reservation, surrounded by cerulean skies and swirling vermilion sands, LeRoy DeJolie was ensconced in the poetic beauty and solitude that his homeland offered. His early days of herding cattle on the family ranch allowed him to experience the endless dance of light and shadow upon the sheer canyon walls, secluded water holes, and rippling oceans of sand. These early influences are evident in the impassioned images he captures of landscape of the Navajo.

DeJolie will speak from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Northern Arizona University Cline Library in Flagstaff.

A Page resident and award-winning photographer featured in Arizona Highways and on The Today Show, DeJolie will discuss how he uses photography as an aid to preserve and conserve the land, as well as the traditions and memories that are quickly fading as the older generations pass on. DeJolie's quest of the last twenty-nine years continues: to create a lasting portrait of the treasure that is Navajoland.

For more information contact Helen Thompson at (928) 638-7033 or hthompson@grandcanyon.org.

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