The Moab Photography Sympsium was created by fine art landscape photographer and educator Bruce Hucko. The event was born of the need to have a Moab-based photography event after Hucko realized how many out-of-the-area photo workshops were using the area.
The workshops and feature talks serve to model a life in photogrpahy by offering insights into the technical, artistic, and personal motivation of each speaker. "Many people engage in photogrpahy to connect to the land", says Hucko. "While the land is certainly the physical space that we are all attracted to my main focus is to have participatants better connect to themselves through the process of making personally meaningful photogrpahs where the land is employed as subject"
In addition the symposium brings in other national and regional photographers to serve as feature speakers and workshop leaders.