Farm near Byers, Colorado
This gelatin silver print was taken by David DeHarport (1921-2001) in 1991 near Byers, Colorado. This photograph shows a tractor, two trucks and several people in a plowed field. David DeHarport was a photographer, archaeologist, and anthropologist. Between 1937-2000, DeHarport photographed the southwestern United States, specifically focusing on Colorado and the Four Corners region. Much of his work focused on abandoned agricultural and mining towns in Colorado, as well as landscapes of the state's eastern plains.
This photograph is from DeHarport's "Last Chance to Cope" photographic series of eastern Colorado that he began in the late 1980s along with photographer Marscha Winterfield. The series was named for the towns of Last Chance and Cope, Colorado however its scope extended to all of Colorado's eastern plains. The goal of the series was to bring attention to the Colorado plains, which DeHarport and Winterfield felt were often overlooked in favor of the mountains further west. This photograph is part of the David DeHarport collection (Ph.00510).
Donated by David DeHarport.