Companybrukoff design
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I have been photographing ancient ruins all over the planet for many decades. I attained permission to photograph at Mesa Verde before and after normal visitor hours. This series of sepia tone images feels to me the best way to express the aura of timelessness of the "ancient ones" who inhabited this area. I hope that I have been able to convey a sense of the effort required to for this early civilization to create these dwelling places and eke out a peaceful existence by creating an agrarian society in such a harsh environment.