Grays the Mountain Sends: A Photographic Study of American Mining Towns

July 31, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Bryan Schutmaat

"Abandoned Homestead, Red Mountain Mining District, Colorado," 2011, from Bryan Schutmaat's series "Grays the Mountain Sends." Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Bryan Schutmaat’s series “Grays the Mountain Sends” documents a constellation of fading mining towns in and around the Rocky Mountains through still lifes, portraiture and landscapes. Schutmaat calls the project “a meditation on small-town life, the landscape and more importantly, the inner landscapes of common men.” The images are simple, unadorned: ice and snow grip a winding road cut into...

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