Photographer Fielder comes to campus April 15

(04-02-2010)

Nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist John Fielder is coming to the Adams State College campus at noon Thursday, April 15, on the Main Stage of the Theatre Building. The event, sponsored by the Adams State EARTH Group, is free and open to the public.

The title of his talk, "Water: An Earth Week Celebration" is about water, how we use it in Colorado and the West, and how we might better use it in this century. His presentation will include photographs and music.

In 1981, Fielder founded Westcliffe Publishers, one of the nation's largest publishers of nature books and calendars. A former department store executive who turned an avocation into a career, he is the photographer of 39 exhibit format books, guidebooks, and children’s books, most about his home state of Colorado.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado's open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver's Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

For more information, call 719-587-7827.