We are so happy to see you. Welcome back to another week in Denver photojournalism. Here’s an opportunity to catch up on news through the eyes of myself and other fearless photo hunters in town.
As always, if you know of a visual journalist who posts to Instagram that I should be keeping tabs on for this weekly roundup, please do shoot me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s work backwards. Yesterday we saw the opening of RTD’s R Line in Aurora. That’s Mayor Steve Hogan talking to a packed tent on a very cold morning yesterday.
And while we’re talking trains, here’s some Laurel and Hardy buddy comedy humor for you.
Speaking of photography (and I do constantly), I’m glad to see that Month of Photography Denver is back. I’m gonna have to go exploring, how about you?
Month of Photography Denver is back, and there might be no better way to start it off than with a trip down to Colorado Springs to see “Front Row Center.” The exhibit features six never-before-seen photos of the late and great David Bowie by photographer Larry Hulst. The 70-year-old Colorado Springs resident has photographed music’s most legendary acts over the past five decades (hence the name of the exhibit). Not a Bowie fan? There are about 75 other black-and-white pictures of artists such as Billy Idol, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, and more at this special exhibit, which is showing now until May 21. 📷: Christian Murdock #music #bowie #5280scene #monthofphotographydenver #monthofphotography #frontrowcenter #davidbowie #billyidol #johnleehooker #janisjoplin #colorado #coloradosprings #coloradospringsfineartscenter #larryhulst #rocknroll #music #photography #livemusic #ziggystardust
There’s also this thrilling view from firefighter training school:
Derek Throne, left, and Kevin Richmond, right, firefighters with Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District, engulfed in smoke while putting out a fire from the first of three small buildings during a training for recruits to learn about fire behavior and different building structures and situations at the West Metro Fire Rescue training facility Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.Photo by Chancey Bush/ Photo Editor/ Evergreen Newspapers #westmetrofire #photojournalism #documentaryphotographer #training #fire #firefighters#canonphoto #canon5dmarkiv #womeninphotojournalism
Behind Union Station this week we saw the opening of Hotel Indigo, a chic inn “designed with a Millennial mindset.” Its opening represents the end-game for that whole neighborhood back there, which has been under much construction.
This week we also saw some tumult over immigration as it relates to national policy. On Wednesday, State Representative Dave Williams tried to push a bill through committee that would hold public officials involved with sanctuary city policies at any level responsible if an undocumented resident commits a crime. The bill was struck down.
We also observed a remembrance of Japanese-American internment during World War II on the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order 9066. History Colorado hosted the event that looked at this dark time in U.S. history and how it relates to current immigration issues.
Those tensions also played out during a rally last weekend that ended up at the First Unitarian Society of Denver in support of Jeanette Vizguerra, who took sanctuary there last week.
On the lighter side we smacked our lips at Danielle Laurette’s food photography for Westword…
@fishnbeer_denver, the tiny #RiNo restaurant opened by Kevin Morrison and Aniedra Nichols last fall, will reel you in with its welcoming ambience and all the ambitious dishes coming out of the kitchen. 🐟 Read Gretchen Kurtz’s review of Fish N Beer at #Westword.com or by clicking the link in our bio, and catch all these photos by @dlirettephoto on our slideshow page.|| #igersdenver #yum #foodie #seafood #denverfood #denvereats #westwordeats #cityofdenver #fishnbeer
…and also ogled Bill’s impressively large collection of sports collectibles at his South Broadway store.
Finally, sometimes we need to digitize an old photo to bring the past into our digital present. It’s an opportunity to share a bit of history. While we often do this to talk about events that affected many of us, this can be a very powerful way to also discuss personal history. Or to grieve.