MARCH 11, 2015 – GENERAL MEETING – BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION 7PM (6:30pm SOCIAL TIME) – PRESENTER:KEN PAPALEO
Ken Papaleo was a photographer at the former Rocky Mountain News for 27 years until the paper closed almost 6 years ago. During that time Ken and the photo staff won two Pulitzer Prize Awards, one for Columbine and the other for Colorado Wild Fires. Super Bowls, World Series, Summer and Winter Olympics, World Cups and major news events were all covered by Ken. After the Rocky closed, freelance work and a photo blog called “X Marks the Shot” became his focus. Ken has lived in Evergreen for the past 26 years and sells hand-colored scenic photographs at the Evergreen Gallery.
Ken will present a slide show from a recent job with the Colorado State Parks. He was one of six photographers hired to cover their 42 parks. Ken photographed 14 parks, 7 on the front range and 7 on the western slope. If time permits a second slide show will be presented geared toward photojournalism.