Published: June 1, 2011 By

desert solitaire

Kevin Moloney (Jour’87) captured this scene in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Utah and Arizona while on assignment for The New York Times. He says Monument Valley has an iconic view rarely captured at night. He did most of his photography under the cover of darkness. The foreground lights are cast by a passing car driving up from the valley floor. The park, operated by the tribe, was a popular set for Western films of the 1930s through the ’60s.

In every issue we feature professional-quality photography by alumni or students on these two pages. To submit your images for consideration, please e-mail