Friday, December 12, 2014

Antelope Canyon photo sells for record $6.5M

The world's most expensive photo depicts Arizona's Antelope Canyon, near Page on the Navajo Reservation.

Landscape Photographer Peter Lik sold his print, titled "Phantom," for $6.5 million to a private collector in November. The black-and-white photo depicts an underground cavern inside Arizona's Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon formed as rainwater eroded the stone into narrow passageways.

The canyon, first opened to the public in 1997, attracts photographers and sightseers to marvel at its uniquely smooth, flowing corridors and arches,  Navajo Nation parks officials said. "Certain textures and contours found in nature lend themselves beautifully to black and white photography," Lik said in a press release. "The intensity of contrasting light and dark spaces was surprising, but made for some of the most powerful images I've ever created."

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