Encampment, Wyoming. Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive, 1899-1948

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Fw: Books, 2022. 
Hardcover, 208 pp., b/w illustrated throughout, 32 pages printed with silver on black paper, 215 x 280 mm. Photographs by Lora Webb Nichols. Text by Nancy F. Anderson, Nicole Jean Hill. Design by Hans Gremmen.

Best Dutch Book Design 2020
Shortlist Aperture-ParisPhoto Photobook Award, 2021
Shortlist The Historical Book Award, Arles 2021

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2020 by Alec Soth, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Blake Andrews, Myrto Steirou, Alejandro Cartagena, Terri Weifenbach

"To discover work as rich as Lora Webb Nichols is a wonder, but to produce a book as perfect as 'Encampment, Wyoming' is a miracle." Alec Soth

Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948 features Nichols’ own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in southern Wyoming. Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the book provides a dynamic visual window into the social, domestic, and economic aspects of the American Western frontier and captures an elusive sense of place through the images of this community of friends, families, and strangers.

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Review by Alec Soth, Nearest Truth podcast, Conscientious


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