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Ellingwood Point

“Ellingwood Point, Sangre de Cristo Range, 2009,” a photo in the “Colorado Fourteeners” exhibit. Photo Derek Johnston

EDWARDS — Colorado Mountain College’s Women in Philanthropy will present “Colorado Fourteeners: A Multimedia Presentation,” featuring the work of CMC faculty member Derek Johnston, on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6 p.m., in the atrium at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards, 150 Miller Ranch Road. An exhibit of Johnston’s photography is currently featured on campus. The reception and presentation are free and open to the public, and are supported by both Women in Philanthropy and the CMC ArtShare program.

Marroon Bells

“Maroon Bells, Elk Range, 2007” is part of a free photography exhibit on Jan. 31 at CMC Vail Valley. Photo Derek Johnston

Johnston has spent more than 20 years climbing and photographing all 54 of Colorado’s 14ers from high-altitude vantage points.

Johnston matured as a photographer in the age of film, and still uses traditional photographic processes on certain portfolios. In this particular project, he photographed Colorado’s highest peaks primarily with a 4×5 view camera and black-and-white film.

Johnston is the director of professional photography at the Isaacson School for Communication, Arts and Media at Colorado Mountain College and is a member of the Society for Photographic Education and the American Society for Media Photographers.