Photographer shares stories from '100 Years, 100 Ranchers' - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Valley And State

Photographer shares stories from '100 Years, 100 Ranchers'

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 8:34 am, Mon Feb 20, 2012.

Western photographer Scott T. Baxter has spent the past eight years photographing families who have been ranching in Arizona since 1912 or earlier.

The fruit of his labor, dubbed “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” is on display through May 13 at Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal Four, in the form of large-format, black-and-white photographs.

Baxter will give an insider’s account of the project Tuesday in Queen Creek, telling stories of the people he followed and how he crisscrossed the state, trying to capture their way of life before it disappears. 

He’ll also show about 25 images.

“I really photographed this like I would have 100 years ago,” he says. “It was basically film and a lens and a tripod.”

The monochromatic images not only preserve a component of the state’s history and identity; they allow the spirits of the Arizonans pictured to emanate from beneath crinkled hats, dusty Western shirts and bushy mustaches.

“100 Years, 100 Ranchers” is an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project. It will be exhibited May 17 through Oct. 7 at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg and June 16 through Sept. 23 at the Tucson Museum of Art.

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Tuesday. Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Free. (602) 652-3000 or www.mcldaz.org.

More about

  • Discuss

Desert Vista Thunder Football Preview 2014

The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of...

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Desert Vista Thunder Football Preview 2014

The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of...

MP talent contest - WRs

Isaiah Banks and company flips out to win it all

MP talent contest - LB

Epic fail on this attempt