Jenkins Brings the “World To Wyoming”
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 20, 2019
A University of Wyoming graduate who has had the opportunity to photograph some of the world’s wonders is bringing those experiences back to the state.
Critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist Mark Jenkins returns to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West this evening with his latest “World to Wyoming” presentation. Titled A Journey into the Ancient Namib Desert: Rock Paintings, a Vanished People, and Water Scarcity, the free talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium tonight at 7 p.m.
The presentation grew from Jenkins’s 2015 trip—while on assignment for National Geographic—to Namibia, where he climbed Brandberg, the country’s highest mountain, which conceals the greatest collection of rock paintings on earth.
Jenkins has authored four books and his work has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and his Master’s in Geography from the University of Wyoming.
The “World to Wyoming” tour has taken Jenkins to several communities throughout the state, including Sheridan, Gillette, Powell, Cody, Jackson, and Laramie.
Photos from Mark Jenkins’s trip to the Namib Desert. All images courtesy Ken Driese.