Born: in Iowa
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Zalaznik lives in Peoria. Biography: Zalaznik is an author and a photographer. He is a native of northeastern Iowa and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He is a former staff photographer at the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and Illinois Press Photographers Association.
|In the Spirit of Wetlands: Reviving Habitat in the Illinois River Watershed
ISBN: 0252086627 OCLC: 3 Fields Book 2022 Individuals from all walks of life have devoted their time, energy, and money to restoring the state's lost wetlands. Clare Howard and David Zalaznik take readers into the marshes, bogs, waterways, and swamps these people's efforts have brought back to life. Howard's storytelling introduces grassroots conservators dedicated to learning through failure and persistence, to heeding the lessons taught by wetlands, to undertaking hard work inspired by the necessity of flood abatement or a desire to reconnect with the earth. Zalaznik's stunning black and white photos illuminate changes in the land and the people themselves. Seeds sprout after lying dormant for one hundred years. Water winds through ancient channels. Animals and native plants return. As the forgiving spirit of a wetland emerges, it nurtures a renewed landscape that alters our view of the environment and the planet. An inspiring document of passion and advocacy, In the Spirit of Wetlands reveals the transformative power of restoration --
|Life along the Illinois River
ISBN: 9780252033933 OCLC: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©2009. The Illinois River flows through the heart of Illinois, beginning in the northeast of the state at the confluence of the Kankakee River and the Des Plaines River in Grundy County and extending 270 miles to the southwest, where it joins the Mississippi River at Grafton in Jersey County. A major colonial trade route and home to a diverse range of wildlife, the Illinois River still serves a vital role in shipping and fishing. Many people depend on this river for their livelihoods, and many more are drawn to its waters as an escape for recreation, sport, and reflection. This collection of photographs offers intimate insight into the Illinois River, spanning its entire length and illustrating the river throughout all seasons. Evoking moods that are by turns meditative, practical, and quirkily playful, the ninety full-color photographs in this volume compose a portrait of the Illinois River with a face that is transformed throughout every hour of the day. Photojournalist David Zalaznik captures the spirit of people at work and at play on the river, as well as the quiet beauty of the flora and fauna that make the river a natural retreat. Guiding the reader through the unique communities built along the river's shores - from Ottawa and Morris to Peoria and Chillicothe, from Lacon and Bath to Kampsville and Grafton, as well as many others - the photographs convey the sense of spontaneity, discovery, and celebration felt by people who live near or visit this great gift of nature. Life along the Illinois River is a gracious portrait of a river that unites humanity and nature, and it offers a new vision of the Illinois River's vitality and its role in our lives. The book also includes a short introduction by the photographer and a foreword by Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn. --BOOK JACKET.