This presentation is a largely unseen private collection of photography by Elmer A. Hubbard, an avid outdoors man and semi-professional photographer who lived and worked in Flagstaff, Arizona until his death in 1992 at age 90.
Hubbard’s original hand tinted photographs, vintage black and white prints and images from his 4 x 5 negatives span more than 40 years beginning in 1948. The images showcased in these galleries reflect an earlier time in Monument Valley and throughout the Navajo Nation, Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Glen Canyon and Lake Powell and remote landmarks along the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona and southern Utah.
“I started prowling around in these places long before I became interested in photography, but I never really knew what I was seeing until I looked at them all through a view finder.”
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Hubbard cultivated his passion for the outdoors in his youth hiking desert foothills in western Arizona, finding comfort in the solitude and learning to appreciate all his surroundings held in store. He grew to savor his favorite places through his photography, his diary of discovery and simple pleasure in the course of doing business or escaping its pressures; losing himself in the open spaces and finding himself in every crag and cranny.
Read more from the menu headings. Peruse the portfolios. View and enjoy. Comment. Acquire. Select original hand tinted and vintage black and white photographs, full-color matched giclee fine art prints, tray-processed black and white enlargements and digitally scanned reproductions.
Elmer A. Hubbard and son, David, circa 1951
Presented by David H. Hubbard
4225 N. 21st Street, Unit 22
Phoenix, AZ 85016