Spirit of the West.

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The Spirit of the West will open on Friday, October 2nd as part of the annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

This western themed photography exhibit will be featured at the Open Shutter Gallery showcasing the works of Adrian Davis, Jay Dusard, Robb Kendrick, Adam Jahiel, Tony Stromberg, Lenny Foster, Thomas Carr, and Jeremy Wade Shockley.

The Open Shutter Gallery is located at 735 Main Avenue, in historic downtown Durango, Colorado.

Click HERE to see a preview of the show & read artist’s bios.

The artists reception will be held Friday, October 2nd, 5-7pm. I look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers, Jeremy

Southern Ute Tribal Fair & Powwow!

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

Once a year the Southern Ute Indian Tribe goes all out on their Tribal Fair and Powwow held in Ignacio, Colorado. The subsequent Drum Newspaper is equally impressive in content, as we run our largest edition of the year to press.

Published online and in print, the Southern Ute Drum Newspaper can be checked out HERE!


Traditions Ride On.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

Recent Photographic coverage for the Southern Ute Drum took me north, over the mountains, to celebrate the Ute Indian Summer Celebrations in Montrose, Colorado. This two day event is also known as Chipeta Days, honoring Chief Ouray’s wife.

Back in the heart of Ignacio, I found myself covering the annual motorcycle rally, now coined as Ignacio Bike Week. Biker Bull Riding, Traditional Native American Dance and a Veteran’s Bike Parade set the pace for a rambunctious weekend on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation!

Click HERE See full coverage and more photos in the Southern Ute Drum newspaper online.

Cheers, Jeremy

The Unguarded Moment.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley. All Rights Reserved.

Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry presents a set of images at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. This vivid collection of photographs titled The Unguarded Moment spans his career as a contributor to National Geographic Magazine and as member of the prestigous photo agency Magnum Photos.

View McCurry’s Magnum profile HERE or visit his own website at SteveMcCurry.com

Most importantly don’t miss an opportunity to see these striking images for yourself! The Unguarded Moment will be on display from August 21-October 1, 2009.

Cheers, Jeremy