Mark Fox’s photo show celebrates 20 years of Summit County
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After sorting through piles of newspapers, pictures and memories, Summit Daily News photographer Mark Fox is all set to host “Moments in Time Revisited,” a newspaper photo show chronicling more than two decades of work. The show opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Silverthorne Pavilion, and the display will be up through Friday. It is being held in conjunction with the Summit Daily News’ 20th anniversary.
“I feel like there will be something for everyone to appreciate,” Fox said, adding that many of his photo subjects still live in Summit County. More than 1,500 clippings will feature photos (and old articles) in both black and white, and color. He’ll have full-page issues on display too.
Fox plans on showing images of local families, kids and events, including lots of sports images. And while sorting through old newspapers, Fox said he discovered that news topics pertinent to Summit County in the early 1990s are still popular today – like a light rail system, marijuana issues and affordable housing.
“I’ve been keeping papers over the years … and I thought it would be fun for the community to look back over what’s happened for the last 20 years,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate over my career to be surrounded by great people, especially at the Summit Daily News. I hope a lot of former employees will make it back for this celebration because they are a big part of it.”
Fox got his idea for a photo show a few years back, and during the summer of 2008 he began pasting his clippings on paper board, though he wasn’t sure if his vision would actually be realized. But, when he approached the Town of Silverthorne with his show concept last spring, everything fell into place.
“Silverthorne has been very helpful in putting this together,” Fox said.
Fox added that the show is less about him and more about Summit County’s visitors and residents, who are featured in countless images captured by his camera lens.
And Fox, who’s always striving to capture spontaneity, emotion and action, is sharing those images with his subjects and telling a story of time passed through his meticulously saved photos.
“I want it to be a party,” Fox said, adding that he also hopes it to be a true celebration of the community
Though Fox became interested in photography as a high school student, his passion for the art didn’t take hold until he was a design student in college. And a stint at a Castle Rock newspaper in 1979 kicked off Fox’s career that’s spanned Summit County, California and Aspen.
While Fox has embraced the digital age and doesn’t really miss the dark room, he said he might revisit making prints as a hobby in his “golden years.”
Fox calls Frisco his home, and he can often be seen at local events with a camera held firmly to his face – doing what he loves.
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