Photos of Katie Lee
Welcome to Arizona's Real Katie Lee Website

Award winning... Colorado River, Glen Canyon and cowboy history folksinger, author, photographer, videographer and wilderness activist, adventurer, friend... These are all words that may describe aspects of this woman, but they do not begin to define who she is.

"Katie Lee speaks for the canyons and the sweet desert recesses. She is our foul-mouthed, lightning-eyed, boot-stomping balladeer, a character Louis L'Amour never could have invented. Born from the rock itself, she is a lifetime of experience on this wild, restless, cradling ground. If you want to know this place, you need to know Katie," - Craig Childs, The Apocalyptic Planet, The Secret Knowledge of Water, etc.)


2014: Milestones

Katie Lee is featured in two major film documentaries - DamNation and Wrenched; she received Mountain Film Festival's Director's Award, and published a new book - The Ghosts of Dandy Crossing. A special edition of black and white art photographs features Katie's 37-year old nude body in Glen Canyon.


Grande Dame of Dam Busting

Katie is the heart of the award-winning film DamNation, which features how dam removal has moved into mainstream conversations. "The Glen Canyon scene is literally the best of the entire film and often brings people to tears," Beda Calhoun, Associate Producer. Interview with Katie at DamNation website.

Katie is featured in Wrenched - a documentary about the community of activists that were inspired by the work of Edward Abbey, who wrote so eloquently about preserving the lonesome and beautiful places of the Southwest. Wrenched-themovie website


Katie Lee's Newest Work...

Dandy Crossing

The Ghosts of Dandy Crossing

Katie Lee's newest book is a love story that takes place at one of the famous places that was drowned by Lake Powell and the characters whose lives would irrevocably change. The book is a triple love story: an affair between Katie and the cowboy/miner; the characters that lived in Dandy Crossing (a ferry crossing on the old Colorado River between Hite village and White Canyon village, about three miles downstream from what is now Hite Marina); and the beauty of Glen Canyon.

Now available in Katie's Store (Click Here)

Review Clips


Katie Lee receives Telluride's 2014 Mountainfilm Festival Director's Award

"The [main] reason I chose you is because you are such a badass. Your clear and steadfast resoluteness in speaking out about what you see as environmental injustices is a well-needed tonic for our times but also a real and true inspiration for the many young folk who will need to do the same if we are ever going to turn the tide of the madness." - David Holbrooke, Director (link to full article)


Special Photo Edition of Katie Lee in Glen Canyon

Katie Lee in Glen Canyon"The body in these photographs is thirty-seven years old - one that has been hiking freely and in tune with nature for at least half of those years. When I met Glen Canyon it was love at first sight - a place far from the inbred taboos of our society - closer to a dreamland than to reality. I have never posed as a model and am not doing so here, only doing what I always did in Glen Canyon - climbing, dancing, walking, touching, talking to the stone, swimming in the river, lying in the shallows, sliding down the falls, crawling through ruins, inching up crevasses, hanging from tree limbs, covering myself with mud, playing, singing, living with the canyon." - Katie Lee

See available special edition art prints and sepia poster available here.

 

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
 
 
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