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Wyoming PBS Receives Award for Outstanding Documentary

Wyoming PBS Receives Award for Outstanding Documentary

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wyoming PBS Receives Award for Outstanding Documentary

August 23, 2012 - Wyoming PBS received an outstanding documentary award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City this spring for "Main Street Wyoming: Charles Belden - Cowboy Photographer". The documentary features many of Belden's most famous photographs, interviews with his granddaughter and Belden historians, a restoration of his darkroom and a movie made by Belden: "Where West is Still West".


The documentary was written and produced by former Wyoming PBS documentary producer Tom Manning, and was directed by Kyle Nicholoff and executive produced by Ruby Calvert, both of Wyoming PBS.


Belden began taking photos chronicling everyday life on Wyoming's 250,000-acre Pitchfork Ranch. His photographs convey a sense of energy, vitality and adventure as well as hardships on the Wyoming range. They were published in such leading magazines as National Geographic, Saturday Evening Post and Life. He helped pioneer the process of planting fish from the air and helped conduct a census of wildlife herd populations using aerial photographs.


This is the second award Wyoming PBS has received from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. In 2009, Wyoming PBS took home the outstanding historical documentary award for "She Wrote 'My Friend Flicka'", a firsthand account of "Flicka" author Mary O'Hara's life. This documentary was directed by Letitia Langord and produced by Kyle Nicholoff and Ruby Calvert.