John Annerino is believed to have run the longest wilderness ultramarathon ever, covering 750 miles of daunting Arizona wilderness from Mexico to Utah.
In this episode of The Soul of Life we explore John’s long and distinguished career a photographer, author, and adventurer of photography literary essay books, photographic essays, and calendars of the American West and Old Mexico.
Annerino’s work has appeared in Time, LIFE, the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure and Scientific American, among many others. His map, “The Grand Canyon Explored,” is on display at the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center.
John has dedicated his life to photographing, researching, and writing about endangered landscapes, Native peoples, Western cowboys, Spanish traditions, and trilingual borderlands.
In his quest to explore the Grand Canyon’s and Great Southwest’s mythic landscapes and secret places by foot, raft, rope, camera, and pen, John has climbed hallowed peaks, rafted wild and scenic rivers, traversed deep chasms and painted deserts, and traced ancient Indian, missionary, and pioneer trails on foot.
Annerino’s award winning books and photography include, In the Chasms of Water, Stone and Light, Vanishing Borderlands: The Fragile Landscape of the U.S.-Mexico Border, The Virgin of Guadalupe: Art and Legend, Indian Country: Sacred Ground, Native Peoples, among other distinguished publications.
John Annerino is an award winning photographer, author, and photojournalist of distinguished photography books, illustrated nonfiction books and maps, magazine and news features, and single-artist calendars of the American West, Old Mexico, and the United States/Mexico border region.
Covers and folios courtesy of National Geographic Adventure, LIFE Magazine, Arizona Highways Online Arizona Memory Project.
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