John Krist

Writing — Editing — Research — Photography

Focusing on the landscape, history, people and cultures of the American West


For nearly four decades, I have been studying, photographing, lecturing and writing professionally about California and the West. It is a region with a rich history, a hauntingly beautiful landscape, and a daunting set of political, economic and environmental challenges. I invite you to explore the words and images collected here, and to share with me your own thoughts about this remarkable place.

I also welcome inquiries about reprinting my articles and photos, as well as requests for my professional services as a writer, editor, researcher and public speaker.

Salt flats in Badwater Basin.
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