Photography and Politics

Robert Glenn Ketchum has come to New york City to promote his new book, The Legacy of Wildness, a retrospective of 20 years of his work photographing American landscapes. At breakfast, amid the gray suits in a midtown hotel, he’s hard to miss in his velvety green dinner jacket, white ruffled shirt and black pony-tailed hair. His glassy blue eyes are obviously still on West Coast time where he spent a week teaching a photography workshop on the Olypic peninsula, leading students to the wrekcing yards of tree stumps as big as tables to that they, too, can begin to change the world through their art.