P O W E L L, W y o. - When Emily Bowers returns to Livingston after graduating May 12 from the Photography Program at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., she'll be leaving an important photo behind.
The image, titled "Montana Outfitter," was chosen to receive a Purchase Award by the Northwest College Board of Trustees. It was one of four photographs selected for an award from 55 images that were juried into the college's annual spring student photo show.
Bowers' award-winning image is a portrait of her father, Tim Bowers, a local outfitter. It now becomes part of the college's permanent art collection and will be displayed on campus.
This isn't the first time Bowers has been recognized for her photography. She won an honorable mention in Cowboys and Indians magazine and two best of shows in 4-H competitions.
After graduating from Northwest, she plans to launch her own ranch photography business. She'll be combining her passion for photography with her love of the outdoors, which came naturally growing up in a family that owns two outfitting businesses.
Bowers is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Bowers of Livingston.
Northwest College, located in Powell, Wyo., 70 miles from Yellowstone National Park, is a two-year, residential college offering transfer and technical programs of study that blend traditional arts and sciences with emerging technologies.