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Lora Webb Nichols: Photographs Made, Photographs Collected
October 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lora Webb Nichols: Photographs Made, Photographs Collected is on view from September 30–November 19, 2022 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) created and collected approximately 24,000 negatives over the course of her lifetime in the mining town of Encampment, Wyoming. Nichols received her first camera in 1899 at the age of 16, coinciding with the rise of the region’s copper mining boom. Given the period of time the collection spans, the isolation of the Encampment community, and Lora Webb Nichols’s gender, this collection of images is unparalleled in its historical significance and visual storytelling.
The opening reception will be on Friday, October 7, from 6-9 pm.
And on Saturday, October 8, an in-person panel discussion will take place. Moderated by Samantha Johnston, CPAC executive director and curator, guests will hear from Nicole Jean Hill, co-curator of the Lora Webb Nichols Archive, and Jennifer Sanchez, photo archivist/digital reproductions manager at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Both of these events are free and open to the public.
The show can otherwise be viewed during normal gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 11 am-5 pm and Saturday 12-4 pm.
Learn more at: https://cpacphoto.org/lora-webb-nichols/
Image credit: Lora Webb Nichols, Bert Oldman, 1906.
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