Columbia River Gorge on the Summer Solstice, June 23, 2014. Photo by Dennis Dimick

Columbia River Gorge on the Summer Solstice, June 23, 2014. Photo by Dennis Dimick



You have reached the personal website for Dennis Dimick. You can find out more about me and contact me by using the Bio/Contact link on the menu.

Go to Eyes on Earth if you want to find out about my new collaborative educational project with photographer Jim Richardson. Our goal is to inspire a new generation of environmental photographers. 

I have been a journalist for more than 40 years, and come from the Columbia River Valley (above) of the Pacific Northwest in the United States. Specifically I am fifth-generation Oregonian from the Willamette River Valley near Portland. I grew up on a small farm, raised sheep and pigs, showed them at the county fair, and baled hay to earn college money.

I studied agriculture and agricultural journalism at Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After catching the photography bug in college, I worked as a photographer, reporter, and editor at newspapers in Oregon, Washington, and Louisville, Kentucky. Then for more than 35 years (1980-2015) I was a picture editor and the environment editor at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C

My primary journalistic focus has been creating long-form environmental photography projects on the collision between humanity and the planet. I am often asked, and welcome the opportunity, to present slide show lectures on looming environmental issues in the emerging Anthropocene. 

What you will find: My photography, links to my writing, links to my primary social media platforms, and an occasional blog post. (This site, a work in progress, replaces an aging blog called Signs from Earth.)

Thank you for visiting.