Wyoming Arts Council

Poulet's "Images of Wind River Country" set for July 30 at Teton Co. Library

From a press release:

Join award-winning French photographer Claude Poulet as he presents a slideshow of his images captured in “Wind River Country, Hidden Heart of Wyoming,” the recently-published coffee table book. The slide show, “Images of Wind River Country” by Claude Poulet, takes place on Thursday, July 30 from 7-8 p.m. in Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium in Jackson. A book signing will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation.

Poulet’s photos have formed the framework for a number of French picture books about the West and other far flung places in the world. About 25 years ago he fell in love with the American West and has spent much of his time here since. As he researched the area, he became aware of the fact that, despite countless books about Wyoming and places like Jackson Hole, very little had been written about Wind River Country. The Wind Rivers encompass the Wind River Indian Reservation of more than 2 million acres, Wyoming’s highest peak and vast uncrowded national forests.

Poulet collaborated with writer Bayard Fox, owner of the Bitterroot Ranch, to create the book “Wind River Country, Hidden Heart of Wyoming,” with intriguing essays and illustrative photos about everything from the astounding landscape to the history and present-day culture of the surrounding communities. It was published in 2008 by Fremont County Publishing based in Riverton.

For more information about Poulet’s slide show and talk, contact the library’s Adult Humanities Coordinator Oona Doherty at 733-2164 ext. 135. You can also visit the library online at http://www.tclib.org/.

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