Shooting The WestPO Box 1766, Winnemucca, NV 89446
About Shooting the WestShooting the West is one of the premiere photography symposia in the West. Over the years, many of the biggest names in photography have shared techniques and images with three hundred enthusiastic participants. Diversity has become one of the hallmarks of the event. STW has showcased distinguished guests from the fields of photojournalism, photo-documentary, commercial, portraiture, nature, natural scene, wildlife, fine art, National Geographic, etc.Shooting the West is also very participant inclusive. Give It Your Best Shot is a juried show featuring participants work. The RANGE Outback Roundup, sponsored by RANGE Magazine, is another vehicle for participants to share their work and test the waters of editorial submissions. Friday and Saturday evening receptions and entertainment provide an opportunity to socialize many lifetime friendships have helped to create a Shooting the West community.History of Shooting the WestThe history of Shooting the West must start with Linda Dufurrena. She was the main driving force behind the event for twenty years. No one really knows how she managed to convince the biggest names in photography to come to Winnemucca in March, but she did. And because she did, the community of Winnemucca and the larger photographic community in the West have reaped tremendous benefits. Next, Sheri Allen must be singled out as Lindas primary helper and confidante. These two have been further assisted by a very generous and capable group of volunteers, primarily from Winnemucca.