Information supplied by Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF)
Professional photographer Carol Walker has volunteered to pick up the reins as Wild Horse Freedom Federation’s new Director of Field Documentation. Carol has been photographing and documenting the plight of America’s wild horses and burros for more than a decade and comes to the non-profit with a strong background of wild horse and burro understanding.
“We are delighted to be working with Carol,” said R.T. Fitch co-founder and president of WHFF, “Carol’s invitation was a unanimous vote by our BoD and comes as one of the nicest Christmas presents we could ever receive. Carol is truly the original ‘Humane Observer’ and she brings with her a wealth of understanding and insight into the BLM’s current mismanagement of our wild equines as evident by her recent photos from Rock Springs.”
Carol’s passion for photography started at an early age, with animals as her favorite subjects. She studied literature and photography as an undergraduate at Smith College, and continued her education in photography after graduating, studying portraiture and nature photography. She has traveled all over the world photographing wildlife for the past 28 years.In 2000, Carol started her Horse Photography business Living Images by Carol Walker, specializing in photographing horses. Carol’s images illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well showcase the beauty of horses with her stunning images of horses at liberty. She teaches workshops for amateur photographers on equine photography. Her commercial work includes catalogue covers for leaders in the Equine industry. She has had numerous calendars published featuring her work, and she markets her fine art prints from her website www.LivingImagesCJW.com as well as in several locations on the Front Range of Colorado. Carol has done presentations on equine photography and on wild horses at Equine Affaire in CA, OH and MA as well as at the Western States Horse Expo.
Six years ago, Carol began photographing wild horses. As she followed several herds in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, she became aware of how precarious their situation on public lands has become. Since then, she has dedicated herself to educating people with her photographs and stories about the wild horses.
Her book Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses is available at www.WildHoofbeats.com. The award-winning book was released winter of 2008 and is currently in its second printing. Carol just released her second book, Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers and it is available as well as her blog with weekly horse photography photo tips at www.HorsePhotographyWorkshops.com.
photography by Carol Walker, soundtrack from Opus Moon’s Wild Horse Anthology “Let Them Be Wild And Free” available on iTunes, produced by R.T. Fitch
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