Adam Schallau – American Landscape Photographer 2017-12-24T10:43:11+00:00

Artist Bio

Adam Schallau is an internationally recognized editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer. He is the 2017 Photographer of the Year for the International Regional Magazine Association, and he’s a recipient of the Luminous Landscape Endowment. Adam is also a former Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park.

His work has been used by Apple, National Audubon Society, the National Park Service, Patagonia, and many others. His photos have been on the covers of Arizona Highways, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Via Magazine, and New Mexico Magazine. His work has also been printed in numerous publications including Sunset Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, and Men’s Journal, and in his book Chasing the Light – Grand Canyon.

Large-format fine art prints of Adam’s work are in personal and corporate collections across the world, and they have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, National Parks, and currently at the Amangiri resort. His photo, Yaki Glow, is part of Grand Canyon National Park’s ‘Museum Collection’.

Adam continues to use his work in support of environmental and conservation awareness issues, and he volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Udall Foundation’s ‘Parks in Focus’ program, and to the Grand Canyon Field School’s ‘Artists as Ambassadors’ program providing mentorship and guidance to young artists.

In 2012, Adam and his wife, Sally, moved to northern Arizona so he could focus his artistic energies on photographing the Grand Canyon. On average, he spends over 70 days a year photographing the Grand Canyon from both the South Rim, the North Rim, and from below the rim having covered all 277 miles of the Colorado River on several 18-day rafting expeditions.

When they’re not at the Grand Canyon, Adam & Sally live in a cabin amongst the tall ponderosa pines outside of Flagstaff, Arizona along with their dog ‘Bear’ who is a border collie mix rescued on the Navajo reservation.


My passion is the wide-open spaces of the American landscape and its ever changing palette of light, shadow, color, shape, and form. It offers unparalleled challenges and generous rewards for the photographer that keeps their eyes and heart open to when all of these elements combine to create a decisive moment in time. I strive to reveal intimate details and awe inspiring vistas while working in the margins of light as the landscape comes to life.

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Adam Schallau