Landscapes for the People - Davis Guides

Welcome to Landscapes for the People - Davis Guides. Here you may view our images as well as remarkable and historic, black and white photographs by George Alexander Grant, first chief photographer of the National Park Service [1929-54]. These images are first-generation scans of Grant's orignal 5x7 contact prints digitized by us from the collections of the National Park Service Historic Photographic Collection in Charles Town, WV. More than 170 images were selected for inclusion in our award-winning book, Landscapes for the People, published in 2015 by the University of Georgia Press to complement the 2016 Park Service Centennial. In June 2016, the book received the Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Gold Medal as the most outstanding book published in 2015 by an academic or independent press!

We are delighted to share that the Park Service has granted us authorization to make prints of these images avaialable for purchase. These images are categorized by park or location; as well as selected images that are especially suitable for fine art display. It is our plan to donate 5% of the proceeds from print sales to support the National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection.

In addition, we are including in the park folders our contemporary photographs made at or near the same location, as well as in other parks that we have visited.

We also feature folders of photographs from our books on walking, hiking, and historical travel. All of our books are available through retail bookstores, Amazon, and other internet booksellers.

We travel extensively to give presentations on a variety of topics including exploring Atlanta and Georgia on foot; the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in America's parks, Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, and most recently the story of George Grant's life and work. To learn about presentations, booksignings, and other events, we invite you the Blog section of our website or go to the Facebook page for "Landscapes for the People".