Biography

Adam Schallau is an internationally recognized photographer whose portfolio captures both the grand and intimate scenes of the American landscape. Through his photographs, Adam seeks to convey the timeless beauty of our treasured National Parks and public lands.

In 2017 Adam was recognized as the Photographer of the Year for the International Regional Magazine Association for his work in Arizona Highways Magazine. He is a recipient of the Luminous Endowment, and in 2009 he was an Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park.

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, and National Parks including the Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection.

His work is frequently in marketing and public awareness campaigns by many companies and organizations including Apple, National Audubon Society, the National Park Service, and Patagonia.

Adam's photos have been published in numerous magazines including; Sunset Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, and Men’s Journal, and on the covers of Arizona Highways, Cowboys & Indians, Via Magazine, Colorado Life, and New Mexico Magazine. You can also see more of his photography in his book Chasing the Light – Grand Canyon. Most recently his work was used on the cover of the new book Grand Canyon National Park 100 Views which celebrates the park's centennial.

As a young man Adam had many wonderful opportunities to express himself creatively through art. These included being mentored by professional artists who volunteered time to youth programs. In the spirit of paying it forward, Adam gives time working with youth programs, especially for those representing kids from underserved communities.

When he's not in the field chasing the light or leading a photography workshop, Adam along with his wife, Sally, live in a cabin amongst the tall ponderosa pines outside Flagstaff, Arizona along with their dog ‘Bear’ who is a border collie mix rescued on the Navajo reservation.

Artist's Statement

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 unique 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.