Why John Fielder Is on Tour

November 19 2009, 10:21 AM

ranches_of_coloradoPopular Colorado photographer John Fielder is zig-zagging the state after spending a year with ranchers. He's touring to promote his latest book, "Ranches of Colorado," which includes a stop for a slideshow and book signing tomorrow night on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins---an event that will help support the Legacy Land Trust, a nonprofit land-conservation organization, notes the Northern Colorado Business Report. Here's his complete book promotion schedule. The ornate book is Fielder's "most beautiful innovation so far," writes the Estes Park Trail Gazette, with 232 pages and 375 color photographs of working cattle ranches. The book is meant to bring attention to the rapid loss of ranchland in Colorado to development. As Senior Editor Luc Hatlestad wrote recently for 5280, Fielder has focused his lens on the outdoors for more than three decades. Now, he's beginning to recognize the value of putting people into the frame.