Photographer Ron Jude has an exhibition up at The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College through October 6, showing numerous images from his recent book release entitled Lick Creek Line, in which he captures images of wilderness in his home state of Idaho. He uses a narrative of a fur trapper as a spring board to further investigate ideas about a more simple way of life where humans interact within nature, as part of it, rather than trying to tame it for our modern needs. Perhaps a bit nostalgic and sad, these photos nonetheless are reminders about our impact on the more rugged, wild terrains that exist in this country. I was glad I saw the show, and bought the book. It’s made me think. I definitely plan on going again if anyone wants to join me, let me know. Jude is also doing a gallery talk and book signing from 5:30-7:30 on Friday September 27th. Maybe some of you want to go with me?
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