George Grant

Helping to document the beauty of American wilderness, George A. Grant was the first chief photographer for the National Parks Service. Hired in 1929 to create a documentary file of images for use in everything from reports to interpretive projects, he created approximately 30,000 to 40,000 images during his lifetime. His work earned him the title as the first Eminent National Park Service Photographer, and today his images are a part of the National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection and serve as a valuable tool for current and future generations.