cc lockwood

The Backpacker in Baton Rouge will host a book signing event with CC Lockwood on December 22nd from 10 am-12 pm.  Celebrate Lockwood's new book "Louisiana Wild" or any of his previous inspirational artistry.  


Wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood has lived and worked in fragile ecosystems whose preservation shapes his artistry. Through words and images, he has captured the unique sense of space in wild places as diverse as Louisiana swampland and the rugged back country of the American West. His newest book, Louisiana Wild, The Lands Protected and Restored by The Nature Conservancy, portrays the good work this organization is doing on over 280,000 acres of land in our state. C.C. said, “I felt like a kid in a candy store, when I started this project, for I got to visit swamps, lakes, marshes, prairies and oyster reefs form the Arkansas border to the Grand Isle wetlands.” 


C.C. Lockwood was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in the late 1940’s and grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he graduated from Southside High School. He moved to Louisiana in 1967 to attend Louisiana State University, where he received his B.S. in Finance in 1971. During his early years in Louisiana, he fell in love with the state’s swampy backcountry, and he abandoned plans for a career in business as soon as he graduated. He taught himself photography and headed for wild places, determined to make a living capturing images of nature. Much of this time has been on a houseboat.