Yellowstone Country

The Photographs of Jack Richard

Book Description

A regional pioneer of photojournalism, Jack Richard photographed in the Yellowstone area from the 1940s to the 1980s, where his crisp, superbly composed images captured the Western way of life. This book presents more than 150 black and white photographs, from stunning landscapes to tender portraits, and chronicles the American West from the end of the frontier era to the age of tourism, industry, and large-scale ranch operations.

YellowstoneCountry breaks down Richard’s work into nine separate themes, from landscapes and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park to careful still lifes created in the studio. The photographs selected from this book, culled from over 160,000 images held in the McCracken Research library at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, not only represent the best of his work but also tell the story of a unique place and its people and the photographer who cherished them both.

About Bagne, Mark

Mark Bagne is a freelance writer and public relations specialist in Cody, Wyoming. Bob Richard, son of Jack Richard, is a tour operator out of Cody, Wyoming.