Grand Canyon Centennial Photography Project


about The Exhibit

The 'Grand Canyon Photographs' is an exhibit celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park. The park was established on February 26, 1919. This exhibit features traditional Black and White photographs, color photographs, and some very unique hand-tinted color photographs... reminiscent of the vintage look of early hand-colored photography, common from the mid 19th century till the mid 20th century.   

This photography exhibit will also feature some interesting 'vintage looking' panoramic images shot on film, as well as some night photography shot with modern digital equipment. In addition to the traditional and contemporary still photography, a large 4K digital monitor will play a looping time-lapse video that compresses the ever changing light, hues, and weather of the majestic Grand Canyon into several minutes of immersive video.



Exhibition Calendar


George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Inaugural Exhibition (Dates updated/changed due to partial government shutdown)

March 1, 2019 through June 9, 2019 



SAM Houston Memorial Museum - Walker Center

June 11, 2019 through September 6, 2019


Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

September 9, 2019 through January 11, 2020


Already a gifted and accomplished photographer, Mark Burns... has devoted five years of his life to studying and then traveling to all 59 of America’s national parks to photograph them in timeless black and white, as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Along the way, Mark has become a learned historian and meteorologist - able to follow the moon phases with the best of them. He also clearly mastered the medium of black and white photography. And, in my view, he has earned distinction as a modern-day Ansel Adams.
— George H. W. Bush - 41st President of the United States




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