Snowdown revisited….



Almost every community has a celebration, a festival of sorts. In the relatively small mountain town of Durango, Colorado they call theirs Snowdown. A regular carnival of events lasting almost a week and culminating with a light parade and general festiveness…

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

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Instagram: Snowdown Festivities, Light Parade, and Fire Dancers. Durango, Colorado.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

In the heat of the moment…an Instagram from the field.
The iPhone is the tool for interpreting your immediate surroundings.
iPhone reportage.
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Snowdown: Voyeurism vs Interaction…




Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

There are post that are timely and those that are not. Simple fact of life. Photography. I want to open a discussion that is valuable to everyone. The idea of a moment; moments witness and those we create. No matter the venue, no matter the culture, we perceive, create and effect.
As photographers, photojournalist; we will ultimately represent the scene. No matter how much we choose to involve ourselves-we play witness.


A shutter captures the moment, our presence interprets history.
Period.
I chose these images because they reflect both sides of an intricate and interesting small town tradition.
Snowdown.
Durango is filled with characters of all background, but perhaps their is no match to that which the residents exude every winter in during the annual Snowdown celebrations in the heart of this historic mountain town…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.