My name is Jonathan Bailey.
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to share with you the things I hold dearly.
I am a 22-year-old photographic professional living near the breathtaking canyons of Utah. For nearly as long as I can remember, I have cherished these landscapes and the generations of people that made this landscape home. While my experience with archaeology is not something I can put words to, hopefully my images will speak on my behalf.
I have had the honor to help preserve areas like the Bears Ears, the San Rafael Swell, and other regions throughout the American Southwest. I have also been featured a few times. My work has appeared on NBC News, Landscape Photography Magazine, Arizona Highways, and Indian County Today Media Network, among others.
Hopefully my blood, sweat, and tears will have provided images of use to you here. If not, I hope they at least share some of the joy that I found in taking them.
I'm also available for hire in the American Southwest for commercial and non-profit projects. If you want to work together, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media.
Portrait image courtesy of Alan Cressler.
Features and Clients
“[Jonathan] brings an ancient people to life through their stone-etched images, many of which are threatened by development and vandalism. The passion behind [his] photographs is apparent — and hard-won.” — Paige Blankenbuehler, High Country News (commenting on Rock Art: A Vision of A Vanishing Cultural Landscape)
“Bailey’s photographs say it all! From the mysteries of life lived naturally, amid dramatic, high-colored tapestries to the idiots who deface, collect, and otherwise mar the artwork. Not many understand the “tingle” of mystery the way he does, nor the vibrations that surround it. ” — Katie Lee, author of "Glen Canyon Betrayed" and "Sandstone Seduction"
“Jonathan is not only preserving images for history, but his keen eye is also making art that will last for generations” — James Dabakis, Utah State Senator
"Jonathan Bailey gives us images that ache with ineffable beauty and mystery, but also give rise to heartache as he shows that our sacred heritage is in real danger of becoming nothing more than a handful of dust.” — Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune
“We share with Jonathan a mission to foster meaningful connections to the past and respectfully safeguard its irreplaceable resources. As such, we are fortunate to draw from his archive of his stunning and evocative photographs, which convey the magnitude of people’s lives in the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest since time immemorial.” — Kate Sarther Gann, Archaeology Southwest
“[Bailey’s photos are] a journey through some of the cultural landscapes of the people who lived here before. They show what is happening to our heritage and how it is threatened by possible future development.” — Richard Jenkinson, Utah Rock Art Research Association
Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape
An anthology with renowned archaeologists, artists, and Native American leaders woven together by Jonathan Bailey's photographs and essays.
Published by Johnson Books, Boulder, CO / Available where books are sold.
Information on this title is coming soon. Check back for more details.