Encampment, Wyoming • Lora Webb Nichols (ed. Nicole Jean Hill)
hardbound, approx. 8.5"x11", 208 pages, tritone, 32 pages printed with silver on black paper, Texts by Nancy F. Anderson, Nicole Jean Hill / Design Hans Gremmen, 2020. Preorder Due January 2021.
Limited edition prints are digital archival prints measuring 11"x14" matted 16"x20" window mat and printed in a total edition of 50. Each limited edition receives a hardbound copy of the book and a choice of one of three photographs. The images are shown at bottom (cowboy with camera, brushing hair, and child with cat)
‘Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948’ features Nichols’ own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in southern Wyoming. Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the book provides a dynamic visual window into the social, domestic, and economic aspects of the American Western frontier and captures an elusive sense of place through the images of this community of friends, families, and strangers.