Dudley Edmondson is an award-winning photographer, author, filmmaker, and highly sought-after presenter. His photography is featured in galleries and publications around the world. His photographic work and adventure travels have taken him to many unique places, from the Arctic Circle to the Caribbean Islands.
Edmondson was one of the first to highlight the involvement of African Americans in the public lands system. Unsatisfied with the representation of people of color among those in his outdoor pursuits, he created a set of Outdoor Role Models for the African American community by writing his landmark book, Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places (Adventure Publications, 2006).
He is currently working on his next book and several film projects.
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The book’s purpose is to create a set of “Outdoor Role Models” for the African American community. He feels it is important for them to see individuals who LOOK like them with similar life experiences talking about their passion for nature and the outdoors.