Foreword by Ross King, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Governor General's Award.
There can be few places in the world where the visual impact of the landscape is as hauntingly captivating as the Badlands of the Northern Great Plains. Encompassing Alberta, Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Montana, these amazing regions contain some of the most surreal and magical terrain you can imagine.
Renowned photographer and painter Ken Dalgarno first visited Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta "more or less out of curiosity," he writes. "But I was instantly struck by the mystical hoodoos, spires, and other mesmerizing geological wonders. It felt like I was walking amongst a geography of metaphors, or perhaps entering an archives where stories have been exiled."
"A treasure trove for dinosaur fossils and First Nations history, the Badlands," Ken continues, "are certainly a place where the past has invaded the present. Like finding a great writer, I wanted to read more. The result of my explorations is this photographic survey of the Badlands of the Northern Great Plains."
Covering eleven unique Badland regions this book provides a living photographic portrait of some of the most intriguing and least understood places on Earth — North America's mysterious Badlands. Below are the 11 regions:
is a visual artist and photographer from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across western Canada and the United States. Dalgarno has received support for his work from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. His paintings are in private and public collections across Canada, Italy, South Africa, and the United States.
Dalgarno has been profiled in numerous magazines and print media including: GalleriesWest, Prairies North, Our Canada, Western Art Collector and the Edmonton Journal. He is represented by the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan.
"Each picture in the book tells a story; each essay draws the reader in to experience the unique moments Delgarno has captured in image and word. The reader is left with a yearning to experience the landscape and the affects of nature's magic. . . Badlands is for anyone appreciating awe inspiring landscapes."
— Moose Jaw Express
"Dalgarno's stunning photographs and descriptive writing capture the surreal and magical terrain of the Badlands of the Northern Great Plains."
— Prairie Books NOW