2005 Annual Report

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Geoffrey James

Geoffrey James beautifully illustrates the uniqueness of one of Northeast Ohio’s defining assets through his panoramic images of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. His photographs capture not only the natural beauty of the park but also the reminders of our shared history, such as the long-abandoned locks of the Ohio & Erie Canal, that are scattered throughout this natural link between the region’s two major cities, Cleveland and Akron. The Foundation has made significant investments over the years to preserve and support what James, looking through his camera lens, described as “a great democratic open space...like no other national park I have seen.” James, who has been photographing man-made landscapes for more than two decades and whose work is included in major museum collections throughout North America and Europe, is a recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.