Dudley Edmondson is an American writer and photographer specializing primarily in outdoors and nature writing and photography. He currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota. His books include “What’s That Flower? (DK Press, London, 2013), and “The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places” (Adventure Publications, 2006), the latter focusing on African Americans in the outdoors, a subject on which he has spoken widely across the United States and for which a fellowship administered by the Greater Seattle YMCA was named for him.
Edmondson was born in Columbus, Ohio, to African American parents who relocated from the South during the Great Migration. He first got interested in birding as a high school senior when a teacher took him and other students on a birding trip, unusual for urban youth of color.