Growing up with a father who was also a world-class photographer meant that his four children often served as on-site subjects for his artistic impulse, as the subsequent view of my brother Barry, Jr. (left) and family friend Dave Peters (middle) attests. Dad appropriately dubbed the image "Children on a Hill
" and eventually exhibited it in salons around the world.
This photograph emanated from one of the many expeditions Dad led to Indian Country under the auspices of the Y.M.C.A., after he returned from World War II. Throughout his life, he was happiest when he was teaching others about his beloved Arizona and its history. Young people were his favorite students, for they represented the future.
- Michael Goldwater