Colorado Photographers Document Disaster in Flood: A Thousand Year Event

Katie Harwood, "February 19, 2014, 5:09:10 PM," Archival Pigment Fiber Based Print, 2014.
Katie Harwood, "February 19, 2014, 5:09:10 PM," Archival Pigment Fiber Based Print, 2014.

When Front Range communities washed away in last year's torrential rains and subsequent floods, some folks who experienced the disaster firsthand did so with cameras in hand, documenting the stark power of nature as rivers jumped their banks to wreak havoc. A year later, the Dairy Center for the Arts will commemorate the Boulder region's floods with Flood: A Thousand Year Event, curated by Mark Sink and featuring images by seven of those photographers: James Balog, Andrew Beckham, Chris Brown, Charles Forsman, Kevin O'Connell, Richard Van Pelt and Katie Harwood. The show opens tonight with artist talks at 4 p.m. and a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through October 10. Admission is free. Keep reading for images from the exhibit. See also: Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories

Andrew Beckham, "Submerged," Piezography Print, ed. 1/10, 2013.
Andrew Beckham, "Submerged," Piezography Print, ed. 1/10, 2013.
Courtesy of Goodwin Fine Art
Andrew Beckham, :After the Flood: Sculpted by Water," Piezography Print, ed. 1/10, 2014.
Andrew Beckham, :After the Flood: Sculpted by Water," Piezography Print, ed. 1/10, 2014.
Courtesy of Goodwin Fine Art
Chuck Forsman, "Leaning House w/Woman, Salina." 
Chuck Forsman, "Leaning House w/Woman, Salina." 
Chuck Forsman, "Buried Van, Lyons."
Chuck Forsman, "Buried Van, Lyons."

Continue reading for more images from Flood: A Thousand Year Event.  

James Balog, "4th Avenue & Evans Street, Lyons, Colorado, September 22, 2013."
James Balog, "4th Avenue & Evans Street, Lyons, Colorado, September 22, 2013."
James Balog, "Joey Howlett home, Jamestown, Colorado,] October 28, 2013." Home of the late Joey Howlett, 150 Main Street, Jamestown. He was killed when a debris flow smashed into his house on the night of September 11, 2013. The debris flow originated in the small ravine seen on the right-hand frame of the panorama. Howlett was a much-loved patriarch and mayor of Jamestown.
James Balog, "Joey Howlett home, Jamestown, Colorado,] October 28, 2013." Home of the late Joey Howlett, 150 Main Street, Jamestown. He was killed when a debris flow smashed into his house on the night of September 11, 2013. The debris flow originated in the small ravine seen on the right-hand frame of the panorama. Howlett was a much-loved patriarch and mayor of Jamestown.
Chris Brown, "Root Man," Ultrachrome, inkjet print.
Chris Brown, "Root Man," Ultrachrome, inkjet print.
Chris Brown, "Combed Roots," Ultrachrome, inkjet print.
Chris Brown, "Combed Roots," Ultrachrome, inkjet print.
Kevin O'Connell, Untitled.
Kevin O'Connell, Untitled.
All images made near Evans, Colorado. Provided courtesy Robischon Gallery, Denver.

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