Jack Dykinga

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Jack Dykinga
Jack Dykinga photographer 2008.jpg
Jack Dykinga, 2008
Born(1943-01-02)January 2, 1943
Known forPhotography
Margaret Malley (m. 1965)

Jack William Dykinga (born January 2, 1943) is an American photographer.[1] For 1970 work with the Chicago Sun-Times he won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography citing "dramatic and sensitive photographs at the Lincoln and Dixon State Schools for the Retarded in Illinois."[2]


Born in Chicago, Dykinga began his career at the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times before moving to Arizona, where he joined the Arizona Daily Star and taught at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.[3]

Dykinga left the Arizona Daily Star and photojournalism in 1985. Thanks to the support and inspiration of a friend, he started to work on a book about the Sonoran Desert[4]. The publication of The Sonoran Desert launched his new career as a nature and conservation photographer.

Dykinga is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.[5] His work appears in Arizona Highways and National Geographic.[6] He shows at the G2 Gallery.[7] He is on the board of the Sonoran Desert National Park Project.[8]

In 2010, Dykinga was photographer in residence at Sedona Photofest.[9]


Dykinga lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife Margaret Malley; they married in 1965.[6]

He attended Riverside Brookfield Township High School.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2010: "Stone Canyon" was selected as one of "40 Best Nature Photographs of all time" by the International League of Conservation Photographers [10]
  • 2011: Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year Award from the North American Nature Photography Association.[11]
  • 2017: Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association[12].


  • Frog Mountain Blues, University of Arizona Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0-8165-0929-4
  • The Sonoran Desert H.N. Abrams, 1992, ISBN 978-0-8109-3824-3
  • The Secret Forest, University of New Mexico Press, 1993, ISBN 978-0-8263-1403-1
  • Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau Abrams, 1996, ISBN 978-0-8109-4468-8
  • The Sierra Pinacate University of Arizona Press, 1998, ISBN 978-0-8165-1777-0
  • Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley, Harry N. Abrams, 1999, ISBN 978-0-8109-3238-8
  • Large format nature photography, Amphoto Books, 2001, ISBN 978-0-8174-4157-9
  • Jack Dykinga's Arizona, Westcliffe Publishers, 2004, ISBN 978-1-56579-499-3
  • Images: Jack Dykinga's Grand Canyon, Arizona Highways, 2008, ISBN 978-1932082876
  • Capture the Magic: Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition, Rocky Nook Publishers, 2013, ISBN 978-1937538354
  • A Photographer's Life, Rocky Nook Publishers, 2017, ISBN 978-1681980720



  1. ^ Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage, eds. (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. Greenwood Press. ISBN 1573561118.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link) Page 206, #400 at Google Books.
  2. ^ * "Feature Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
    • "Jack Dykinga". Current TV (current.com). Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
    • "Jack Dykinga". Tucson Morning Blend. August 18, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Villareal, Narciso Thomas (November 3, 2010). "Research Paper on Photojournalist Jack Dykinga". JRN 280 Blog for Narciso Thomas Villarreal (villarrealjrn280.blogspot.com). Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Jack Dykinga (2017), A photographer's Life, Rocky Nook, p 46
  5. ^ http://www.ilcp.com/photographers/jack-dykinga#
  6. ^ a b "Jack Dykinga". National Geographic Photography (photography.nationalgeographic.com). Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "Artists: Jack Dykinga". The G2 Gallery (theg2gallery.com). Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  8. ^ Rappaport, Robert (September 23, 2009). "Jack Dykinga". Video on Demand – Video Shorts. Arizona Public Media (ondemand.azpm.org). Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  9. ^ "Jack Dykinga, Sedona PhotoFest 2010 Master-in-Residence Photographer". Sedonaphotofest.com. Archived from the original on May 29, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  10. ^ "Guardian: 40 greatest Nature Photographs". Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  11. ^ "NANPA Awards and Past Winners". Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.nanpa.org/2017-nanpa-award-winners/

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