Green vegetation lines the river as it snakes through a canyon.

Current Exhibition

Flow: On the River with John Fielder

Focusing on the many uses and importance of the Colorado River, Flow: On the River with John Fielder, is the first in a five-year run of rotating exhibitions in the new John Fielder Mezzanine Gallery which will be dedicated to the stunning photography and conservation work of John Fielder, who devoted his life to documenting and protecting the natural beauties of the Centennial State.

In addition to a number of iconic large-format Fielder prints, this exhibition features quotes from the landscape photographer gathered carefully from his publications and interviews over the years.

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Last Dollar Ranch, Ouray County, West Slope

Last Dollar Ranch, Ouray County, West Slope.

Photo by John Fielder.

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History Colorado is the proud steward of John Fielder's Colorado Collection, an assortment of more than 5,000 photographs which immortalize the landscapes of every county in the state. This collection represents Fielder's life work and was distilled from the more than 200,000 photographs taken by Fielder over the last 50 years. Donated by Fielder in January 2023, in the coming months it will be digitized and cataloged by History Colorado to make it easily accessible and searchable by the public.




A lush river valley filled with vegetation in Gunnison, CO.
The river sits at the center of the photo at the bottom of a red rock canyon covered in bushes. In the foreground is the top of a red rock ridge with a large red boulder sitting on top of it next to a small tree.
The river flows out of a canyon and snakes across a valley. Trees grow on the canyon walls and on the foothill beside the river. Mountains sit under a cloudy sky in the background.
In the foreground is the top of a cliff covered in grasses and a singular cottonwood tree. The river sits at the bottom of a valley below the cliff surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and a sandstone rock formation at the center that it wraps around. The sandstone is covered in brush.

In these photos, some so big it will feel like you could step right into them, John invites us to join him inside majestic canyons and atop the most awe-inspiring vistas along the Yampa, Gunnison, and Dolores Rivers as they flow toward their confluence with the Colorado.

Jason Hanson, chief creative officer and director of interpretation and research at History Colorado