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Mountain Ranch by Michael Crouser
University of Texas Press, 2017

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser just published his third book of photography, Mountain Ranch, out on Texas University Press, with a forward by Gretel Ehrlich.

This series captures the disappearing tradition of a different kind of heroism of the romanticized American West.

 

Michael Crouser

Again, all shot with film and developed in his darkroom, the photos chronicle the lives of real ranch people in the mountains of Colorado, often captured in existential moments going about their work day, brooding faces half hidden under large brims.

The mood of the book is a return to the source, towards Crouser’s first project of Los Toros, the exploration of bullfighting around the world to which he dedicated 15 years of his early career.

 

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser is the author of two other critically acclaimed photography books: Los Toros, which won first prize in the fine art book category at the 2008 International Photography Awards; and Dog Run, which was named one of the top ten photography books of the year by Photo District News, Communication Arts, and the International Photography Awards. In 2012 the Leica Gallery in New York City presented a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibition of his work. Crouser has taught at the International Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and the Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis, and his work is in several prominent collections.

 

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser

Gretel Ehrlich, the author of many acclaimed books including The Solace of Open Space, Encounters in a Changing Landscape, and A Match to the Heart, writes in the introduction: “The ranches where Michael Crouser so affectionately captures these scenes tell a story of staying power, of joy in the beauty of the world, of gratitude for the working animals – the dogs and the horses – of midwifery and husbandry, of seeing the seasons through… It is a pleasure to be brought into this out-of-the-way part of the world with such understated passion.”

 

Mountain Ranch
Photographs by Michael Crouser / Foreword by Gretel Ehrlic
For more information, please visite University of Texas Press
228 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 168 Black & White photos.

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Mountain Ranch by Michael Crouser
University of Texas Press, 2017

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser just published his third book of photography, Mountain Ranch, out on Texas University Press, with a forward by Gretel Ehrlich.

This series captures the disappearing tradition of a different kind of heroism of the romanticized American West.

 

Michael Crouser

Again, all shot with film and developed in his darkroom, the photos chronicle the lives of real ranch people in the mountains of Colorado, often captured in existential moments going about their work day, brooding faces half hidden under large brims.

The mood of the book is a return to the source, towards Crouser’s first project of Los Toros, the exploration of bullfighting around the world to which he dedicated 15 years of his early career.

 

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser is the author of two other critically acclaimed photography books: Los Toros, which won first prize in the fine art book category at the 2008 International Photography Awards; and Dog Run, which was named one of the top ten photography books of the year by Photo District News, Communication Arts, and the International Photography Awards. In 2012 the Leica Gallery in New York City presented a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibition of his work. Crouser has taught at the International Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and the Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis, and his work is in several prominent collections.

 

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser

Gretel Ehrlich, the author of many acclaimed books including The Solace of Open Space, Encounters in a Changing Landscape, and A Match to the Heart, writes in the introduction: “The ranches where Michael Crouser so affectionately captures these scenes tell a story of staying power, of joy in the beauty of the world, of gratitude for the working animals – the dogs and the horses – of midwifery and husbandry, of seeing the seasons through… It is a pleasure to be brought into this out-of-the-way part of the world with such understated passion.”

 

Mountain Ranch
Photographs by Michael Crouser / Foreword by Gretel Ehrlic
For more information, please visite University of Texas Press
228 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 168 Black & White photos.