Christopher Langley
Christopher Langley

Christopher Langley, a life-long educator, has lived in and studied the Mojave Desert for more than forty years. Working as a film historian, a founder of the Lone Pine Film History Museum and Inyo County Film Commissioner, he focuses on the desert’s complex relationship with cinema and how land plays an essential role in the story of our lives. He collaborates with photographer Osceola Refetoff in an on-going project called “High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain.” Their work appears regularly here. Co-founder of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Langley’s environmental activism has won several commendations including a National Conservation Cooperation Award.

Recent Articles
Jael Hoffmann: High Desert Sculptor of Internal Landscapes
Jael Hoffmann: High Desert Sculptor of Internal Landscapes
The desert sculptures of Jael Hoffman represent the artist's philosophy on an internal tension between the true and projected self.
100 Mules Walking: The End of the Road
100 Mules Walking: The End of the Road
Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio team finished their 240 miles journey at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules'
Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules'
Chris Langley rides with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studios' "100 Mules Walking the Aqueduct" through the scenic Alabama Hills to Lone Pine in the Owens Valley
One Hundred Mules: Tracing L.A. Aqueduct with Lauren Bon
One Hundred Mules: Tracing L.A. Aqueduct with Lauren Bon
Lone Pine film historian Christopher Langley discusses working with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio on the project AgH20.
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