When the Indiana Dunes became America’s 61st national park in February 2019, photographer QT Luong knew he had to act fast. “I literally had to call my printer to ‘stop the presses,’” he remembers with a smile.
That’s because a new edition of his book, “Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks,” was about to be printed. And the Indiana Dunes had just earned the right to be included. Plenty of fine photographers have captured the wonders of the national parks, but as far as we know, Luong is the only one to photograph every one with a large-format camera – the type used by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and others.