12Douglas Kent Hall

Photographer’s Forum, November 1992

At the time of this interview, Douglas Kent Hall (1938–2008) had been combining his talents in photography and writing to depict the beauty, spirit, and mystery of the American West for over 20 years. He is best known for his photographs of the people who live there: cowboys, Native Americans, and Hispanic-Americans.

Hall was born and raised in eastern Utah in a community bordering Ute Indian land. He was educated at Brigham Young University and the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he studied creative writing and served as special assistant to Paul Engel. After graduation, he taught creative writing at the University of Portland in Oregon.

Hall was a successful writer as ...

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