Picturing Western Slope Launches With Goals to

Document, Inspire and Inform

Online Exhibit Now Accepting Submissions

Tuesday, December 2, 2021

WESTERN SLOPE Colo., — A new, online photography exhibition entitled “Picturing Western Slope,” (PWS) has launched with the goal to chronicle life on Colorado’s Western Slope through pictures. 

Colorado’s Western Slope is a beautifully rich and diverse area of the American West encompassing the entire region of Colorado west of the Continental Divide.

Here, generations of people forge a life from the high mesas and plains to the small hamlets within the towering Rocky Mountains.  

The Western Slope encompasses about 38 percent of Colorado’s landmass, yet contains just under 11 percent of the state's population. The Western Slope's economic identity has centered on farming, ranching, energy extraction, mining, and tourism. 

The Western Slope has about 70 percent of the state's water as tributaries flow from the high mountains to the Colorado River. Western Slope water contributes to a wide variety of crops, fruit orchards, wine vineyards, and much more. 

Picturing Western Slope was created in 2021 to explore the life, landscape, and diversity of the region through storytelling pictures. Picturing Western Slope is a not-for-profit, online educational exhibit.

Pictures displayed in the exhibition are all made within the 22-county region identified as Colorado’s Western Slope. 

The project has begun accepting submissions. 

Any questions about the exhibit, or to learn more about submitting pictures drop a message to editor@picturingwesternslope.com.



Workers weed rows of lavender on a farm near Palisade Colorado in Mesa County.

PWS Adds Expanded Portfolios

Friday, November 18, 2022

WESTERN SLOPE Colo., — The Picturing Western Slope, PWS, exhibit is now accepting expanded photographic collections to showcase more in-depth views of life on Colorado Western Slope.

The new Portfolios space will feature expanded works from photographers working on the Western Slope who has amassed larger collections of pictures chronicling a specific subject matter or interest. The submission guidelines are the same as with all PWS picture guidelines.

For more information contact editor@picturingwesternslope.com.