Photographed by Todd Winslow Pierce, Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks has received the Western Heritage Award for Best Photography Book of 2019 by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
The Museum's Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television.
The book tells the fascinating story of how the original publishers of Architectural Digest, Bud & Betsy Knapp, discovered and thoughtfully settled into a pristine Colorado mountain valley after leaving the urban life of Los Angeles. The Knapps' dedication and appreciation of the history and ecology of the Rocky Mountain landscape is a paragon of responsible land stewardship and conservation.
The Story of Knapp Ranch
A six minute video describing the Knapp's philosophy of conservation and land stewardship, with Bud Knapp, Todd Winslow Pierce and Sarah Chase Shaw.