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Fall Buffalo Gals Dinner

October 7 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

Butteri Herding Maremmano Horses at Sunset, Spergolaia, archival pigment print, 2015. Photograph by Gabrielle Saveri.

Italy’s Legendary Cowboys of the Maremma: Photographs by Gabrielle Saveri

Portrait of Two Riders, Pitigliano, archival pigment print, 2016. Photograph by Gabrielle Saveri.
Portrait of Two Riders, Pitigliano, archival pigment print, 2016. Photograph © Gabrielle Saveri.

Friday, October 7, 2022

6:15–7:30 p.m.
$35 for members, $45 for non-members

Join us for a delicious Italian dinner and presentation by Gabrielle Saveri, a photographer and writer based in California’s Napa Valley who shares her most recent photographic series, Italy’s Legendary Cowboys of the Maremma. Her photographs will be featured in a special exhibition opening in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery on October 8, 2022.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is just $35 for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $45 for non-members. Dinner, cash bar, and door prizes! Reserve your seat today by e-mailing our Membership Office or calling 307-578-4008.

About the program

The butteri are the legendary cattle breeders and horsemen of the Maremma, a rugged coastal region that stretches from the plains of northern Lazio to the beaches and inland areas of the southern Tuscany. Their pastoral way of life is believed to date back to the spread of agriculture during Etruscan times.

Saveri’s photographic work is a documentary visual exploration into the historic, but threatened, culture of some of the last remaining groups of working butteri and their devoted followers in the Maremma.

Saveri will tell her story of how she first heard about the butteri – and how twenty years later, she was able to actually find them and pursue her dream of riding with the Italian cowboys and documenting their world photographically.

About the speaker

Gabrielle Saveri
Gabrielle Saveri

Gabrielle Saveri is a photographer, videographer, and writer based in Northern California’s wine country.

Saveri has worked as a journalist in the United States and abroad for news and media organizations and publications including: Newsweek, People, In Style, Business Week, National Geographic’s Green Guide, The Washington Post, Travel and Leisure, Cucina Magazine, The International Environment Reporter, Thomson Reuters News Agency, the Associated Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, and RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana). She has also written and produced television shows for networks and organizations including: The Travel Channel, Discovery, Lifetime Television, Nickelodeon, Fox Family Channel, and UPN.

Her current work involves photographing the beautiful and rich culture and traditions of Italy’s indigenous cowboys, the butteri. She is passionate about the environment, nature and wildlife, and her work explores the human relationship with the natural world.

Learn more about Saveri and her work at www.gabriellesaveri.com.

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October 7
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
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