Photographs of the American West
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Developing Stories: The Photography of James Bama was an exhibit held in 2014-15 at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. "Despite his reliance on photography as a reference, Bama does not consider himself a photorealist," wrote Thomas B. Smith, Director of the Denver Art Museum's Petrie Institute of Western American Art, in 2007. "His intention, he argues, is not to recreate photographs, but rather to render his subjects with photographic precision." Accessed August, 2016.
Exploring The Big Trail is a 2018 exhibit at the Gilcrease Museum which says: "The exhibition showcases stereoscopic photographs taken during the filming of the 1930 motion picture The Big Trail, starring John Wayne. Many, if not all, of these photographs are unique images never exhibited before. Exploring The Big Trail promises to provide valuable insights into the production of the film, an understanding of how the American West has been presented to audiences around the world and the role Westerns played in shaping the mythology of the West." Accessed 6/18
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, an exhibit held October 27, 2012 - August 11, 2013 at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Accessed August, 2015.
That Day: Pictures in the American West By Laura Wilson is a 2017 exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center which says: "The exhibition, organized by the artist in collaboration with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, presents Wilson's photographs of the American West taken over the course of three decades." Also see artist's website. Accessed 4/17
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