- Flex-bind (thicker than a soft-cover, not as hard as a hard-back)
- Pages: 144
- Photographs: Over 125 black & white and color photos
- Size: 11 x 9 1/4 inches
- Retail price: $19.95
- Publication date: December 2017
About the Book: An “icon” is defined as someone or something that is revered or idolized and directly reflects or symbolizes something else. In this case, Icons of the Iditarod includes memorable people, dogs, places, gear, events and even FOOD from the Last Great Race® that have shaped Iditarod history.
In the thirty-seven years that I have been privileged to be a part of the Iditarod as the official photographer, I have become a part of the “Iditarod family” and met dozens and dozens of amazing dog people: mushers, race officials, race fans and volunteers. Their stories hearken back to the race’s earliest days and their passion for the Iditarod is infectious. Likewise, I’ve had a front-row seat as Iditarod has come of age.
Several years ago, Donna McCray of ExxonMobil, one of Iditarod’s major sponsors, asked me to produce a photo display titled “Icons of the Iditarod” for their pre-race reception. They asked for an elegant presentation, so we created the images as classic black-and-white prints. While I was curating those 70 or so images and looking closer at those icons, the idea came to me: Expand this concept by adding more icons and broaden the audience beyond those present at that reception where more people could become aware of the many ICONS of the Iditarod. This book was born out of that display.
If you are an Iditarod race fan, enjoy Alaskan photography or enjoy stories of Alaska’s people and history, this book is for you! Tricia Brown makes the Icons come alive in her talented, award-winning writing. You’ll learn things about these icons that you never knew and you’ll discover Iditarod Icons you never knew about. Icons of the Iditarod includes images both in classic black-and-white as well as color. Many have not been published before, among them portraits of Iditarod champions taken at their homes in the summer. This is not just a coffee-table photo book. The text, written by Iditarod book veteran Tricia Brown, will educate and advance fresh and exciting details and stories surrounding the Icons of the Iditarod.