Portrait of Chuck Williams holding his book Bridge of the Gods, Mountains of Fire: A Return to the Columbia Gorge
- Charles Otis “Chuck” Williams II (1943-2016) was an Oregon-based professional photographer and environmental activist. Williams was a direct descendant of Chief Tumulth of the Cascades Tribe, who signed the (ratified) 1855 Treaty of the Willamette Valley, and for many years was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. In addition to his work as a photographer, Williams worked as publications editor and public-information manager for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, co-founded and managed Salmon Corps, and was the former national parks expert for Friends of the Earth. He also started the campaign for a Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, and his land donation is now the Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge. For much of his life Williams was based in The Dalles area, and by virtue of his work as a professional photographer, he attended events, festivals, and celebrations predominantly in Oregon and Washington. He sought out opportunities to document these events and his career flourished; in time, several organizations invited him to be one of their official photographers. Williams published the book Bridge of the Gods, Mountains of Fire: A Return to the Columbia Gorge in 1980, and In 1994, Williams opened his gallery, The Columbia Gorge Gallery, which was located downtown in The Dalles, Oregon.
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|Footer Number||Term||External URI|
|1||Williams, Chuck, 1943-2016||http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80156869|
|2||Williams, Chuck, 1943-2016||http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80156869|
|5||Williams, Chuck, 1943-2016||http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80156869|
|8||Oregon >> United States||https://sws.geonames.org/5744337/|
|10||Creative Commons BY-ND Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International||http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/|
|11||Chuck Williams Photographs (P 345)||http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/localCollectionName/p_345|
|13||Oregon State University||http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80017721|
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