A book that has been 130 years in the making, Colorado: Yesterday & Today
brings together the photos of the great 19th century photographer Joseph Collier with retakes by his great-great-grandson, Grant Collier. Grant follows in the footsteps of his ancestor, photographing the mountain vistas and mining towns, chronicling the growth of the state. Includes historical text on five regions of the state.
In 1993, Grant Collier, then a student at Pomona College in California, took a summer job scanning 2,000 historic photos into a database. About 300 of those photos were taken by Joseph Collier. Since graduating in 1996, Collier has pursued a career in photography and writing. He makes his home in Lakewood, Colo.