Photographer Sarah Weeden in Death Valley




Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with photographer Sarah Weeden who talks about her National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) artist-in-residence experience in Death Valley National Park. NPAF founder Tanya Ortega talks about how the organization creates extraordinary and unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service and other park destinations.

Sarah is an artist living in Utah, utilizing photography as a means to raise collective consciousness. She holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Visual Studies, and has been teaching college-level photography courses for the past ten years. Her photographic work has been focused on landscape, which has included night and star photography. Visit her website at

For the NPAF artist residency in Death Valley, artists stay at the historic Stovepipe Wells Village. Stovepipe Wells is close to the Mesquite Flats Dunes, and less than an hour away from Beatty, NV and the legendary ghost town of Rhyolite, NV. It’s convenient location puts artists very close (approx. 30 mins) to such sights as Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek, and the Park HQ. Also nearby are the famous Tecopa and Panamint Hot Springs, as well as the legendary Amargosa Opera House at Death Valley Junction. More at


Death Valley is the hottest and driest place in North America due to its lack of surface water and low relief. It is so frequently the hottest spot in the United States that many tabulations of the highest daily temperatures in the country omit Death Valley as a matter of course. However January is the ideal time to visit and work in the park when daytime temperatures are in the 70s, and lows drop to the 40s at night. Death Valley is also one of ideal locations for astrophotography and it is a Dark Skies Location, prized for its isolated low light pollution vistas. More at

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