72 duotones

Richard S. Buswell

Fifty Years of Photography
By Richard S. Buswell



Richard S. Buswell has been photographing Montana’s ghost towns and homesteads for five decades. The photographs in Richard S. Buswell: Fifty Years of Photography illustrate the range and variety of his work from his earliest days to his most recent projects. Beautifully crafted, sometimes unnerving, and always thought-provoking, Buswell’s photographs showcase his love for Montana and the American West. From panoramic sweeps of abandoned buildings to tightly framed depictions of natural and man-made objects, this book celebrates wide-open skies and a landscape that moves forward in time even when places and objects are forgotten. This stunning collection features seventy-two duotone photographs, a reflective essay by Buswell, and a foreword by Barbara Koostra, the former director of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture.

Contributor Bios
Richard S. Buswell’s photographs are in more than two hundred museum collections and have been published in five previous books, including What They Left Behind: Photographs and Close to Home: Photographs (both from UNM Press). His complete oeuvre is housed within Yale University’s Collection of Western Americana. He lives in Helena, Montana.