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Jarob Ortiz | nga

Jarob J. Ortiz, is a large-format photographer with the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service (NPS). In the winter of 2015, the NPS commenced a job search for the next Ansel Adams (1902–1984), the landscape photographer commissioned by the NPS in the 1940s to document nature in US National Parks. Ortiz, a Milwaukee native, was selected out of 5,000 applicants as a staff photographer for the Heritage Documentation Programs. Through recordings from a lecture held on April 18, 2017, at the National Gallery of Art, interviews, and an on-location shoot in the Shenandoah, Ortiz illustrates the story of the processes and photographs he has taken while serving in this important role and discusses his journey and experience as a photographer in the field.