BISON: Portrait of an Icon Photography by Audrey Hall Sculptures by Stephanie Revennaugh RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING: July 29th | 5:30PM – 8PM *We are asking that those in attendance wear a
BISON: Portrait of an Icon
Photography by Audrey Hall
Sculptures by Stephanie Revennaugh
RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING: July 29th | 5:30PM – 8PM
*We are asking that those in attendance wear a mask. Wine and beer will be served.
Saved from the brink of extinction, the bison today — with its rugged, primitive build; its remarkable speed and hardiness; its primeval wooly hide; and its sheer strength — is an icon as distinctly American as the bald eagle. This stunning new book tells the story of our native buffalo, its history, majesty, cultural significance, and comeback story.
The book is a passion project of Audrey Hall’s; the Montana resident has been fascinated by bison since her childhood, much of which was spent on the edge of Yellowstone. The photographer brought in her longtime collaborator, Chase Reynolds Ewald, to write the accompanying essay, which discusses the importance of bison to Native American culture, the loss of millions of bison in a relentless slaughter, the efforts to save the few remaining animals and the flourishing of conservation and ranch herds today. Ewald’s narrative includes voices from around the country, such as ranchers, native herd managers, policy makers and groups like the National Bison Association. Accompanying Ewald’s essay and Hall’s photos are quotes from significant figures in conservation and land management as well as poetry by Montana Poet Laureate Henry Real Bird.
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Old Main Gallery
129 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
Old Main Gallery