Hullihen Williams Moore uses landscape photography to let others know some of the wonder, power, and beauty of the wildness of nature. He has concentrated on the mountains of Virginia and National Parks throughout the country. In college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Moore worked as a stringer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and was paid five dollars for each photograph used by the paper. Later at the University of Virginia, he continued to make pictures as a hobby, often traveling into the mountains to photograph. In the 1970’s, Moore bought his first view camera and began making his own prints. In 1979, Moore studied with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. In addition, he has studied landscape photography and fine print making with noted landscape photographers John Sexton and Philip Hyde. He has work in the Virginia museum of Fine Arts collection and currently lives in Richmond, VA, where he was born and raised. 

Born 1943, Richmond, VA

Selected Exhibitions
“Menokin Remains/ Menokin Details.” St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

“Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Traveling Exhibit

“2D-3D,” Gallery 606, Ashland, VA
“This land is Our Land,” Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA

“Images of Nature,” Gallery 5800, Richmond, VA

Publications and Reviews

myVMFA, “Now Arriving… Art at the Airport”

The Winchester Star, “Moods of park revealed in new photo exhibiton,” by Val Van Meter

Virginia Lawyer, “Park Images Evoke Memory of Ansel Adams,” by Rozanne Epps
Shenandoah: The Washington & Lee University Review, Cover, “Bloodroot at Sugar Hollow”

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, “Legacy of Light: Hullie Moore’s Shenandoah Photography Shimmers in New Collection,” by Marcus Wohlsen
Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, by Hullihen Williams Moore

Style Weekly, “Hullie Moore: Legacy of Light,” by Marcus Wohlsen
Albemarle Magazine, a 10-page portfolio of Moore’s work and an excerpt from his book.

His book, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, was published by the University of Virginia Press in October, 2003. The work contains 51 images, made over more than 20 years. From grand vistas and waterfalls to the delicate unfurling of new ferns, these duotone prints capture the singular appeal that attracts visitors to the park each year. In two essays, Moore addresses the natural and human history of the park as well as his own personal experience of it, including stories behind several individual photographs.

National Public Radio Weekend Edition – Sunday featured Moore and his book in a December, 2003, broadcast. NPR said:
“Today, Hullie Moore’s book of photographs, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park … may be doing for Shenandoah what Adams did for Yosemite.  Moore captures the park’s waterfalls, vistas, ice-laden trees and budding flowers in black and white images that are both simple and profound.”

Concurrent with the publication of Moore’s book, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts mounted a traveling exhibit of images from the book to tour Virginia.  Eileen Mott, Exhibition Curator of the Virginia Museum for the exhibit, said of Moore’s work:
“He shows us water as we have never seen it, falling and spraying with delight in its own energy. He gives us the gift of pause in the image of a single wildflower. American poet William Carlos Williams said, “poets write for a single reason—to give witness to splendor.” That, above all else, is the unselfish and poetic bequest of Hullihen Williams Moore’s photographs, splendor.”

The Virginia Museum exhibit has been on display at more than a dozen venues throughout Virginia and Washington, including the Department of the Interior in Washington and the Pauley Center at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. In addition, Moore’s work featuring images from across the country was on display at Richmond International Airport in an exhibit mounted by the Virginia Museum in 2009. The exhibit, “This Land is Our Land,” included photographs of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Tetons as well as the National Forests of western Virginia.  Moore’s work has also been featured in many exhibits throughout Virginia, including the Page Bond Gallery.

The October-November, 2003, issue of albemarle magazine featured a 10-page portfolio of Moore’s work and an excerpt from his book. Moore received the silver award for the albemarle photographic essay from the International Regional Magazine Association. In addition, the book has been recognized for excellence by the Association of Partners for Public Lands.

Moore’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is held in the art collections of major corporations including Capital One and Owens & Minor.

A portfolio of Moore’s photographs has appeared in Blue Ridge Country and his images have also appeared on calendars and on six popular posters he has published of the Shenandoah National Park.  In addition, Moore’s images have appeared on the cover of four magazines and on the cover and throughout an annual report to stockholders of a public company.  Moore has also had many one-person exhibits across Virginia.

In addition to his work as a photographer, Moore is a Trustee of the Shenandoah National Park Trust that supports the preservation of the beauty, habitat, and cultural heritage of Shenandoah National Park. Moore also serves as Chair of the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board, the seven-member regulatory body that addresses air pollution policy and approves air regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Moore is a member of the Board of Directors of Union First Market Bankshares Corporation, a Virginia multi-bank holding company

Moore uses a wooden 4 x 5 view camera and works in a darkroom in his home.