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Vintage nude photo show brings back the work of John B. Post (NSFW)

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Prothero says he is still in the midst of researching Post and his work, but so far, he's only found a handful of local newspaper clippings mentioning the photographer's existence in Colorado. He did discover something of note: a particular image of a nude woman -- a photograph exhibiting Post's expert use of light and shadow -- that was awarded first place by the Colorado Press Association in 1969.

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Working out of Leadville and Denver, Post also had a professional studio in Brooklyn, New York in the '50s. When he died in Denver in 1999, hundreds of women -- some identified by full name, others unlabeled -- had stepped in front of his lens, for images that the artist developed himself. Also an accomplished landscape photographer, Post used Colorado's outdoor brilliance as the backdrop for his nudes from time to time, too.
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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