Telluride Gallery: Photography of Budnik & Schreckengost!

Telluride Gallery: Photography of Budnik & Schreckengost!

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art has mounted a show of the work of the iconic American photographer Dan Budnik, a man close to The Man whose name rhymes with the Civil Rights movement: Martin Luther King. The collection captures Martin Luther King Jr. in action and also his images of the titans of the AbEx art movement. The photography show also includes the powerful, majestic work of Telluride local Brett Schreckengost, up through the first week of February. For further information call 970-728-3300. 

Acclaimed photographer, Dan Budnik, captured American history during his time working with Magnum Photos. His rare original silver gelatin images from two bodies of work, “Marching to the Freedom Dream: Civil Rights Movement 1950-1960’s,” and “Picturing Artists: Artists in Their Studios 1950-1970’s” are currently on display at Telluride Gallery.

The show highlights unique darkroom prints that give us a rarely captured behind-the-scenes perspective of America’s most famous Abstract Expressionists, a movement that occurred right after WWII when the center of the art world shifted to New York.

Budnik’s documentation of the Civil Rights Marches in Selma, Montgomery and Washington DC provides an intimate look at the participants and supporters in the artist’s signature style, personal and powerful.

Mrs. Frannie Kent Observing the Passing Marchers from her Porch at 939 Oak Street
Montgomery, March 25th, 1965, Dan Budnik.


March on Washington, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez & Paul Stookey inside Lincoln Memorial, D.C., 28 August 1963, Dan Budnik.


Jasper Johns, by Dan Budnik.

Brett Schreckengost works from his home studio in Ophir, Colorado, finding inspiration in the surrounding San Juan mountains.

Wilson Peak, Brett Schreckengost.

A ski bum-turned-photographer and filmmaker, Schreckengost has made a 30-year career of chasing his friends around with a camera. His work captures the risk-taking spirit of skiers and offers birds-eye views of the incredible landscapes of the Telluride region – and awe-inspiring scenery wherever he happens to be traveling.


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