Saturday, Oct. 21, 3pm
Free and open to the public
Wish You Were Here is a 17-minute documentary film about Robert C. Bishop, a gifted and prolific postcard photographer of the 20th Century. In 2015 The WCCA hosted a retrospective of his work.
After years of working in photography, Robert “Bob” Bishop (b. 1921) began making landscape views in Colorado in the late 1950’s, which he marketed as postcards. Initially working from his home in Denver, he relocated to Grand Junction, Colorado, in order to have easier access to the areas to which he was most drawn.
Active until about 2005, he photographed Aspen for over forty years, as well as annual visits to other areas of Colorado and the Four Corners region during that time. If you bought a postcard in Colorado between 1960 and 2010, it’s likely it was one of his images.
This short film documents the man, his family, and people who worked with him over his career. The film visits several locations he photographed and the images he made there. There is commentary by historians and curators in the field of photography who are familiar with his work.
Bob Bishop passed away on September 21, 2017.