Photographers, filmmakers, fans of the like, and history buffs who haven’t already registered for this Saturday’s 8th Annual Regional Pikes Peak History Symposium presented and hosted by Special Collections at the Pikes Peak Library District will be sad to know that it’s sold out. The good news is that you can still view the event live on PPLD TV (Comcast 17 and Falcon Broadband 75) or streaming online at www.ustream.tv/user/PPLD beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 3 p.m.

If you follow the PPLD Historic Photo of the Day here on The Big Something, you’re probably aware of some of the amazingly rich photographic history we enjoy in the Pikes Peak region. As you’ll learn in the preview videos below, Colorado Springs was once a major center for commercial films, and world-renowned photographers such as Laura Gilpin, among many others, have roots here in the Pikes Peak Region. Here are some of the fascinating presentations you won’t want to miss:

“Photographer Laura Gilpin: Colorado’s ‘Highly Individualistic Eye'”

“Early Women Photographers of the Pikes Peak Region”

“The Alexander Film Company & Its Role in the Birth of Theatrical & Television Advertising”:

Cañon City: “Filmed With the Naked Fury of Fact!”?

Click HERE for a complete schedule of presentations more information on the symposium.

 

One Response to Film & Photography or Bust

  1. Nancy says:

    Great faces filmed in B&W!

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