Mountain Ranch

PhotographerMichael Crouser
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

"Mountain Ranch", a new book of photography, is a ten-year exploration of the disappearing world of cattle ranching in the mountains of Colorado. From 2006-2016 I visited nine ranching families in northwest Colorado to photograph them and their work. The 165 toned black and white images, which focus on the traditional elements of these traditional lives, were all shot on Tri-X film and realized as toned silver gelatin prints in my traditional darkroom.