STORIES OF MODERN PIONEERS

Throughout Wyoming’s history, its women have been brave, strong, and impactful. The mission of Women in Wyoming is to tell the inspiring stories of contemporary Wyoming women through art and media, celebrating their achievements, power, and learned wisdom.

“Lindsay’s honest and striking portraits show women shaping our state through exuberance, persistence, intelligence, grit and grace,” says Rebecca West, Curator of Plains Indian Culture and the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and Co-curator, Women in Wyoming.

THE STORYTELLER

Artist, photographer and fifth-generation Wyoming native Lindsay Linton Buk grew up in Powell, Wyoming. After earning her B.A. in History from Middlebury College, she returned to Wyoming to study photographic communications at Northwest College. Lindsay worked as a commercial photographer in New York City and taught photography workshops for Canon. She conceived of Women in Wyoming after moving back to the state and founding her own studio, Linton Productions. Linton’s editorial and commercial work has appeared in Outside and Southwest magazines. She is based in Jackson, WY.

Women in Wyoming  creator, director, photographer and podcast host— Lindsay Linton Buk.

Women in Wyoming creator, director, photographer and podcast host— Lindsay Linton Buk.



AMPLIFYING WOMEN'S VOICES & STORIES

Three years in the making, Women in Wyoming Director Lindsay Linton Buk has captured their stories through portrait photography and audio interviews, creating a powerful collective of contemporary female role models -- from artists to politicians, ranchers, authors, business-women and community stewards. Through her work, she is dedicated to pioneering a platform to promote the integrity, diversity and profound legacy of Wyoming women.
 

  • 15,000+ miles traveled

  • 600 rolls of medium format film developed

  • 3,000+ minutes of audio interview footage recorded 


EXHIBIT AT THE BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST

We are thrilled to announce the multimedia exhibit- Women in Wyoming - will debut at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW) in Cody, Wyoming from October 25, 2019 to August 2, 2020. The exhibit will include large-scale portraits, an audio soundscape and interactive elements. The BBCW includes five museums and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The BBCW is the only Wyoming affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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WHY NOW?

The goal of the Women in Wyoming series is to urge the next generation of trailblazing, ambitious, community-minded women and girls to step forward and fulfill their highest potential. The project will also contribute to Wyoming’s historical and educational record, both for contemporary study, scholarly research, and as a guidance tool for Wyoming’s next generation.
 
 “Women in Wyoming shines a light on heroines among us,” says Karen McWhorter, Scarlett Curator of Western American Art, Whitney Western Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and Co-curator, Women in Wyoming. “Women who have defied odds, fulfilled dreams, exceeded expectations and filled voids by invoking their own unique strengths and skills.”


WYOMING STATE DECLARES 2019 “YEAR OF WYOMING WOMEN”

In 1869, Wyoming became the first known territory in the free world to grant women the right to vote and hold office. In the years that followed, Wyoming also gave the country its first female jurors, bailiff, justice of the peace and governor. Events and celebrations for the 150th anniversary are planned throughout Wyoming in 2019.

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Women in Wyoming is proud to be a significant contributor to the 150th anniversary celebration. This project is also important because in a state as rural as Wyoming, we’re often isolated. Women in Wyoming is important now and in the future because it gives women strong examples to look up to and show the many pathways to success in the rural West today.