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The National Park Service is Looking for the Next Ansel Adams

posted: 12/09/15
by: Danny Clemens
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Are you ready to change the world with your camera? If so, the National Park Service is looking for you!

The Department of the Interior has announced a highly coveted opportunity to join the likes of iconic landscape photographer Ansel Adams as an official NPS photographer.

Per the job description, posted recently to USAJOBS, the photographer will produce "large-format photographic documentation [of historic American buildings and landscapes] for permanent collection at the Library of Congress." The photographer will also produce "exhibition quality prints for exhibition, publication, or other visual purposes" and present his or her body of work to "various public and private groups."

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Interested candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the "principles and techniques of large format, black and white photography" and "engineering and landscape documentation." Much to the chagrin of the Instagram generation, the ideal candidate must also be well-versed in film photography.

Although the position is based in Washington, D.C., the photographer will enjoy up to 10 nights of travel per month to document sights across the country.

While this certainly isn't a job that one would take just for the money, the $99,000 salary is a nice chunk of change.

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