James F Palka


A native Chicagoan with a degree in philosophy, 2012 Pulitzer Prize nominated James F. Palka has been a scenic, travel, and event photographer since 1983. His works have been published around the world in newspapers, magazines, calendars, travel brochures, text books, the internet, on music CD covers, and countless works have been aired on local network television in Tucson, his current home. He calls his photography Planetary Images and his work is known for its rich vibrant colors, dramatic and often mystical lighting, and lyrical compositions. Whether shooting high dynamic scenery, something abstract or cutting edge such as in his PhotoDream series, or a simple portrait, he usually succeeds in capturing the beauty and wonder of what he sees.
A reversal of light and shadow transforms this Tucson library entrance