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A Photographer's Life by Jack Dykinga

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CHAPTER 8Phil Hyde—Quiet Eloquence

I first became aware of Philip Hyde’s photographs in the spring of 1975, while I was living in Chicago and deeply committed to photojournalism. I had stumbled upon an article in Backpacker magazine profiling a California landscape photographer whose work was making a difference in conservation efforts in the West. As I looked at his work, I had muttered to myself, “I want to be like Philip Hyde.” I hungered for that sort of commitment.

Perhaps I was burned out on photojournalism. In spite of the inherent drama of images documenting the human struggle, I had begun to notice a recurring sameness. For me, both subject matter and technique were becoming cliché. Photojournalistic contest winners frequently resembled ...

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