Join photographer and award-winning author Lynne Bama for a free lecture and book signing at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West August 23. Her book, Yellowstone Rising: Forty Years of Change in the First National Park, is a collection of photographs and poems relating to Yellowstone National Park. Specifically, it discusses the geology, early history and exploration, notable personalities associated with the Park, as well as wildlife and major points of interest.
Bama complied her book over a span of forty years, from 1968 – 2008. Through her poems and photos in Yellowstone Rising, she weaves together a tale of the past, present, and future of the Park’s greatest wonders. Her photography has appeared in Camera, Sierra, Audubon, and High Country News.
She first visited Yellowstone in 1966, and she then became a permanent resident of the area in 1968. Currently, she resides in Wapiti, Wyoming, with her husband James Bama, an artist known for his realistic paintings of subjects pertaining to the American West.
In addition to Bama reading her poems and presenting slides during this lecture, she discusses many changes that have taken place throughout the past forty years—geological theories, grizzly bear management, snowmobile controversies, fires, invasive species, bioprospecting, and the exploding number of visitors in the Park.
Her journalism, essays, and poetry have been featured in several publications, including, Orion, Sierra, High Country News, Petroglyph, and Isotope, as well as numerous anthologies. Bama has also earned the John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism and the Nature of Nature Poetry Prize.
The lecture begins at 5:15 p.m. August 23 with the book signing to follow. The event takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium. For more information, please contact Bonnie Smith, Curatorial Assistant, Draper Natural History Museum, at [email protected], or call her at 307-578-4020.
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Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page.