“In The Middle of Everywhere”
Randy Brown is a Colorado-based documentary photographer working on projects that address socio/cultural issues. His 35-year photography career has offered opportunities to work with diverse clients, primarily through editorial and academic platforms. Examples include two Indonesia-based projects, Sumatra and Borneo, with the University of Denver Department of Anthropology. Another project with organizations helping veterans with PTSD and addiction issues involved rafting trips in the Colorado River and Cataract Canyon.
Brown is now photographing and writing a project addressing a decade-long drought, the exportation of critical water resources and their existential threat to the agricultural community in the San Luis Valley in South Central Colorado
“In The Middle of Everywhere” is a documentary project giving voice to families and individuals facing the external threat of private exportation of scarce water resources amid a multi-year drought.
This part of the larger project focuses on water transfers to the highly developed Colorado Front Range from the state’s San Luis Valley by water developers working through the Colorado Water Court.
The images point at the complexities, history, spirituality, ruggedness and dedication to preserving an important way of life for all residents of the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
The project’s photographs document those on the front lines of preserving water resources – families and individuals, ranchers and farmers – as well as those whose lives the agriculture industry affects.
ASMP Colorado is an inclusive organization that provides a welcoming environment for all photographers and creatives, meaning every race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, ability and religion. We are honored to have you. Venture online to meet your fellow photographers, grab your favorite beverage and get ready to learn.
If you would like to become a member and take advantage of all that membership has to offer, please click https://www.asmp.org/membership-faqs/
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of ASMP membership, click https://www.asmp.org/membership/