As a professional photographer since the 1960’s, I have been privileged to visit the homes and lives of people I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet--from Navajos and Hopis of the American southwest to a buffalo hunt on the Stoney Reserve in Alberta, from Kwakiutls of Vancouver Island and Alert Bay to Florida’s Miccosukees, from Gullah people of the South Carolina coast to skipjack fishermen in the Chesapeake Bay, from midwives of Harlan County, Kentucky, to al Rashida and Tigrinia mangrove planters of the Horn of Africa, from shrimp farmers of Mexico to tropical biologists working in the Amazon.
In all these places, among all these people I have found commonalities. I have found laughter, joyfulness and wisdom, along with sadnesses over the difficulties of life.
Sharing these lives has enriched mine beyond words. I am happy to share these pictures with you.
In the early morning of September 12, 2013, a terrible flood struck my town of Lyons, Colorado, and washed away thousands upon thousands of my transparencies. What you can see here on this website is pretty much all that is left. I am very lucky to have these remnants of a lifetime’s work, not to mention a house still standing. Many of my neighbors lost so very much more.
Song of the Earth Spirit. Friends of the Earth, McGraw-Hill, Ballantine Books. 1972
Photographs and text. Foreword by David Brower (Susanne Anderson)
Hopi. Harry N. Abrams, 1982. Photographs. Text by Jake Page
A Celebration of Being. Northland Publishing, 1989. Photographs and text.
Foreword by Robert Redford, Afterword by Jake Page
Navajo. Harry N. Abrams, 1995. Photographs. Text by Jake Page
Field Guide to Southwestern Indian Arts and Crafts. Random House. Photographs.
Text by Jake Page
Indian Arts of the Southwest. 2008. Rio Nuevo Publishing. Text by Jake Page
Hopi, Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition. 2008. Redesigned by Rio Nuevo Publishing
Text by Jake Page
Navajo, 2010. Redesigned by Rio Nuevo Publishing. Text by Jake Page
A Field of Arabians: Bazy Tankersley and the Horses of Al-Marah. 2010 Arabian Horse
Owners Foundation. Text by Jake Page. Many photographs, layout, editing and
End World Hunger. Seawater Farming in Eritrea. 2003 The Seawater Foundation. Photography,
design and production.
Magazines and Books
National Geographic, Smithsonian, Geo, Air and Space (Smithsonian) , Native Peoples, Airone
(Italy), Yankee, Mother Jones, Marie Claire, Notre Dame, Chicago Tribune, Potomac Magazine
( Washington Post), Los Angeles Times, America Illustrated, Family Circle, Washingtonian
Magazine, Science 85, Saturday Review, TV Guide, American Federation of Teachers,
Horticulture, Merian (Germany), Nature Conservancy, Washington National Cathedral, People,
Millennium (Viking); Time-Life Books; Smithsonian Books; Appalachian Regional Commission;
United Mine Workers; AFL-CIO; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.); Nikon
Photography Manual; Dogs, a Natural History, Smithsonian/Harper-Collins; Do Cats Hear with
their Feet? Smithsonian/ Harper-Collins