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Lora Webb Nichols: Photographs Made, Photographs Collected

On view from September 30 - November 19, 2022 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center is Lora Webb Nichols: Photographs Made, Photographs Collected.

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' gender, this collection of images is unparalleled in its historical significance and visual storytelling.

Opening Reception will be on Friday, October 7th from 6 - 9pm.

And on Saturday, October 8th, an in-person panel discussion will take place. Moderated by Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director & 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 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 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

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Image credit: "Bert Oldman, 1906" by Lora Webb Nichols

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