Dudley Edmondson is an established photographer and author, and more recently, videographer. His photography has been featured in galleries and nearly 100 publications around the world. He is the author of a landmark book, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places,” profiling African Americans in nontraditional vocations and avocations in the outdoors, and the forthcoming volume, “What’s That Flower?” for DK Books, the world’s most prestigious publisher of educational, reference and illustrated books.
Edmondson also contributes to newspapers and magazines and lectures regularly about diversity in the outdoors. In 2011, the Seattle YMCA honored him — and surprised him — by establishing “The Dudley Edmondson Fellowship in Youth Development and Education,” offering youth of color 15 months of paid study learning leadership and life skills. He lives in Duluth, Minn., with his wife, Nancy LaTour-Edmondson.