Edward Ranney (b. 1942, Illinois) is internationally renowned for his photographic documentation of earthworks, archeological sites, ancient landscapes and architecture. His projects have required him to travel the world, most notably to Peru for his photographic books Monuments of the Inca (1982) and Heights of Machu Picchu (1998).
Ranney earned his BA at Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including NEA grants (1974, 1982), a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1977) and Fulbright Fellowships (1964, 1993). His work is represented in public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and Art Institute of Chicago. The artist lives and works in Santa Fe.