Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton
The major touring exhibition Wyoming Grasslands featured the black and white images of Michael Berman and the color images of William Sutton. A partnership between the Wyoming Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the exhibition had its beginnings in a 2012 initiative to photograph Wyoming’s grasslands.
The resulting diverse images cover everything from prairie grasslands and meadows to sagebrush-steppe and foothill grasslands. They depict dramatic skies, cows on range land, derelict structures, river valleys, fence lines, hayfields, and more.
Click here to “Take a Closer Look” at the exhibition and the photographers.
Says Frank Goodyear, author of an article recently published in the Spring 2015 issue of Points West magazine,
Together, the work of these photographers commands our attention. It embraces the monumental scale of the grasslands. It divines the small and intimate, the quiet and reflective. The images are dark, fearsome, and brooding, or drenched with the heavenly light of the Creator. They are hot and cold, dry and wet. The images invite the viewer into the spaces our two photographers have created, and have come to cherish, with their cameras.
Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael Berman and William Sutton closed August 9, 2015, but its accompanying book of essays and photographs is available for purchase from our Museum Store.
The exhibition is touring other Wyoming museums, libraries, and art centers. And has been featured on Wyoming PBS’s “Wyoming Chronicles.”
Wyoming Grasslands was organized through a partnership between Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum and The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming. We are grateful for the generous support of the following individuals and organizations:
- Anne Young and Jim Nielson
- Apache Foundation
- Frank and Betsy Goodyear
- Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation
- Ucross Foundation
- The many supporters of the Center and Draper who support ongoing research, documentation, and education outreach about Wyoming’s natural and cultural heritage
- More than 2,500 members of The Nature Conservancy who support our ongoing conservation and outreach in Wyoming