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Developing The Story Of The National Park Service's First Chief Photographer

(Photo courtesy Ren and Helen Davis)
The cover of the Davis' book on George Grant.

When you think about photos you’ve seen of the national parks, a few names come to mind. But one of those names is probably not George Grant.

Grant was a staff photographer with the National Park Service – he worked for the agency from 1929-54, and took a lot of pictures of different parks across the country.

Some of them are featured in the September issue of Arizona Highwaysmagazine.

Ren and Helen Davis wrote "Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service." They join KJZZ's The Show.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.