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Treasured Lands

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Nature
  • Company
    Terra Galleria
  • Photographer
    QT Luong

In 300 visits over a quarter-century, I ventured deep into each of America’s national parks. I felt the spiritual need to share the sense of wonder and passion inspired by those lands. I was interested in the individual character of each place; how each one represents a set of unique ecosystems, yet collectively, all are interrelated and interconnected like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The first photography book covering all the 61 U.S. national parks, Treasured Lands makes a statement by showing their extraordinary natural diversity with a more complete presentation than any other publication.

QT Luong, photographer, author, and environmentalist was the first to photograph all 62 U.S. National Parks—in large format. He has been recognized as the recipient of the National Parks Conservation Association's Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks and featured in many magazines, major newspapers, and the PBS series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea". Luong's photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications around the world, as well as solo gallery and museum exhibits across America and abroad.

Awards Independent Publisher Book Award ("IPPY") - Coffee Table Books Gold Medal
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Arts and Photography Gold Medal
Nautilus Book Awards - Photography and Arts Silver Winner
National Indie Excellence Awards - Photography Winner
PubWest Design Awards - Photography Gold Winner
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year - Nature Gold Winner, Travel Silver Winner