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QuietWorks Photography showcases the work of Annette Bottaro-Walklet and Keith S. Walklet. The Walklets are a husband/wife team that met in Yosemite in 1984, fell in love with the landscape and each other, and worked side-by-side in the park for fourteen years, documenting its beauty with their cameras.

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Annette Bottaro-Walklet is the youngest in a family of artists raised in the picturesque surroundings of California's Carmel Valley and the Monterey Peninsula. After earning a degree in Economics and Business Management from Sonoma State University in Northern California's wine country, she pursued her dream of living in Yosemite National Park and took a job in the park's Yosemite Valley. Skills she had acquired while employed as a color printer in professional and mini-labs, combined with her interest in the relationship of color and form in the natural landscape steered her in the direction of fine art photography. In the late 1980s she became the Assistant Manager and Workshop Coordinator for The Ansel Adams Gallery, located in Yosemite Valley. The role immersed her in the world of fine art, introduced her to the visionaries of photography and helped refine her own imagery.

In 1993 she left the Gallery to pursue photography full-time as manager of QuietWorks Photography. Since that time she has taught photography workshops for a variety of organizations. Her skills as an instructor earned her an opportunity to serve as a Park Programmer for Kodak in Yellowstone National Park the summer of 1998, providing camera walks and lectures to the public in a role similar to one she performed in Yosemite Valley.

Her photographs routinely appear in calendars, books and magazines, and her fine prints have won numerous awards in group and national juried exhibits, and are in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Annette works in 35mm and 4x5 formats, preferring intimate and abstract details in the natural landscape.


A native of the East Coast and graduate of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, Keith S. Walklet traded a daily commute (from Connecticut to New York City) and most of his belongings, for a camera and motorcycle, with which he explored the continental U.S. and Alaska. Arriving in Yosemite National Park in 1984 "for one winter," he set about documenting its grand scenes and subtle beauty first with 35 mm, then 6x7 cm and 4x5 field cameras.

The "one winter" became fourteen years and his responsibilities shifted from polishing porcelain (his first park job) to polishing press releases and overseeing interpretive programs for the primary park concessioner. Living and working in the park provided Keith an opportunity to thoroughly explore the Yosemite region with his camera. Over time he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to anticipate and capture the spectacular atmospheric phenomena definitive of the alpine landscape.

Keith now works full time as a photographer and writer and instructor; he and his wife operate QuietWorks Photography out of their Boise, Idaho home. Since moving to Boise in 1999, he has taken advantage of its central location to continue his exploration of the West’s scenic beauty. Walklet’s work has appeared in publications such as Audubon calendars, Backpacker magazine and National Geographic books. His first book "Yosemite, An Enduring Treasure" was published by The Yosemite Association (now Yosemite Conservancy) in July of 2001. In His second book, "The Ahwahnee, Yosemite’s Grand Hotel," was released in 2004. More recently he collaborated with four fellow photographers, Charles Cramer, Karl Kroeber, Scot Miller and Mike Osborne to produce "First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite's Backcountry," which celebrates the beauty they find on their annual expeditions into the park's wilderness.


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