Wilderness Workshops

Photography with Barbara Van Cleve

Give ranch life your very best shot.

November 6–8, 2020
The first blush of a Montana sunrise. The wild rush of driving a herd of cattle. Moments like these were meant to be captured, and there’s no one better to help you do so than award-winning photographer Barbara Van Cleve. Armed with a lifetime of experience, Van Cleve will share a wealth of techniques and wisdom as you embark on exciting adventures all over The Resort. You’ll cover a lot of ground, both in acres and in photography lessons—turning your memories of ranch life at Paws Up into invaluable skills you’ll never forget.

Barbara Van Cleve: Photographer in Residency

Raised on her family’s Montana ranch, Barbara Van Cleve learned ranch life as a participant, with photography as an avocation. Van Cleve became the youngest dean of women in the United States at DePaul University and taught English literature and photography there. She moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1980 to concentrate on photography full-time, and she had her first major exhibition in 1985. In 1995, her book Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women was published, and she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Van Cleve has more than 50 solo photography exhibits to her name and a lifetime of experience in the West. Her photographs realistically portray ranch life in the modern West.

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