Cole Barash’s Smokejumpers: Field Research

Photo from Smokejumpers, © Cole Barash

Photographer Cole Barash’s recent collaboration with the brand Filson takes us to a side of forestry firefighting we rarely see, in a year plagued by major fires across the states, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Pacific Northwest. From intimate portraits to striking images of these brave men and women at work protecting the forest, the scale of these fires is felt in each image from Barash. 

Photo from Smokejumpers, © Cole Barash
Photo from Smokejumpers, © Cole Barash

The USFS firefighters parachute into raging wildfires in some of the most remote wilderness areas. They wage war on the fires that threaten our most wild and precious woodlands.

The First Print Edtion is strictly limited to just 200 copies in softcover. My copy, numbered at 70 arrived just a week ago. This self-published (2017) volume features information throughout on the fires featured, and the amount to which they are contained. Smokejumpers features 58 black and white and color photographs. Each of the 200 copies are signed and numbered by Barash. The profits from sales of Smokejumpers are donated to the USFS. $40 Link

See more of Barash’s work here. FP

Photo from Smokejumpers, © Cole Barash
Photo from Smokejumpers, © Cole Barash
Photo of Smokejumpers, © Cole Barash

Want to win a copy of Barash’s Smokejumpers? We’ll be giving one copy of this limited volume away! To enter share this story on Twitter, tagging @FieldPhotog with the hashtags #FieldPhotog and #FPWinThis, sharing your own photo(s) of adventure. Contest Ends Dec 1st 2017. You must be following @FieldPhotog and @Filson to win. 

 

 

Author: JefPrice

Former this & that. Exploring & Photographing since I was 11. Founder of FieldPhotographer.org

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