ASPEN — One of Colorado's most well-known photographers, John Fielder, visited the Roaring Fork Valley last night to talk about his latest book of images and his goal of helping to preserve Colorado's ranching heritage.
Fielder, a nationally renowned photographer and preservationist, talked and gave a slide show highlighting his new book, “Ranches of Colorado,” on Thursday at The Little Nell hotel.
That appearance, said Martha Cochran, director of the Aspen Valley Land Trust, was a fundraiser for AVLT.
During 2007 and 2008, Fielder traveled around the state to photograph 50 of Colorado's most picturesque, multigenerational working cattle ranches, many of which already are protected from development.
“The resulting book, ‘Ranches of Colorado,' will play a part in the protection of other ranches,” according to a statement from the Glenwood library, which is co-sponsoring Fielder's appearance with local book store Through The Looking Glass.
Fielder, the author-photographer of some 40 books, has spent the past three decades hiking, skiing and driving to an untold number of locations.
The event was sponosored by Joshua & Co. The Ranch Company. Photo by John Fielder. www.johnfielder.com
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