Finding and Photographing Subjects for the People of Yellowstone Book
By Steve Horan, Freelance Photographer
June 23, 2017
Steve Horan first visited Yellowstone in 1984 when his brother, Jim, was employed as a seasonal worker at Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone National Park. Besides the beauty and wildness of the park, Steve was captivated by the human nature thriving there and started capturing these interesting people in photographs. The challenge was to photograph each person at the right moment and in the right place to best show an aspect of their particular story and their special relationship with Yellowstone. By the time Ruth W. Crocker, writer, joined the project to conduct interviews and write brief biographies of each person, Steve had collected more than one hundred portraits. Please join Steve Horan as he describes his journey traveling extensively inside the park, always with his camera close at hand, over roads and trails and up and down mountains to meet a range of people as wide as the park’s ecosystem. He’ll describe how each essay and photograph in the book tells a true story and expresses a personal perspective on what it’s like to experience Yellowstone from an “inside” point of view.
About our speaker
Steve Horan studied photography in Toronto and the U.S. and has worked in many aspects of the art. His photographs have been featured in many gallery exhibitions throughout North America. The People of Yellowstone book project united his passion for community and the human connection to the natural world. He spent five years crisscrossing three states to find collaborative subjects for the book. See more of his portraits at peopleofyellowstone.com.