Matt Payne Photography | Conversation with Barry Sweet of the National Park Service on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Conversation with Barry Sweet of the National Park Service on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

March 07, 2018  •  1 Comment

Barry Sweet

Episode 046 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Barry Sweet! Barry is the Wilderness Office Manager for the National Park Service (NPS) at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. My friend and fellow landscape photographer Erik Stensland suggested that Barry come on the podcast to share his perspective and intertwined issues that we face as landscape photographers, including:

  • Why he has given his life for the protection of public lands.
  • How the NPS tries to fulfill the two-pronged mission of preserving these special places while also helping people to engage and enjoy these places.
  • The different roles of NPS, BLM, and the National Forest and how each of these different departments relate and how photographers might relate differently with each of these areas.
  • What the Wilderness Office actually does.
  • What philosophy and ideals he and his team try to instill in visitors to wilderness.
  • How photographers are typically viewed by the Park Service.
  • How we can use our photography to promote the preservation of wild lands.

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Anita Bower(non-registered)
FAntastic interview. Loved his positive enthusiasm. Thanks.
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