I just spent a few hours in downtown, Durango yesterday & had a chance to visit the Open Shutter Gallery as I have been aware of this gallery for some time, but have not had the opportunity to check it out. (The gallery has had previous exhibits, juried shows which I have taken note of.)
Although perhaps not devoted totally to large format photography, the gallery is to be noted. Presently, an exhibition of work done by Joey Lawrence, a Canadian, entitled, "Holy Men" is being shown.
The gallery, in an old brick wooden rafters building dating from the late 1800's, with a bank vault within the gallery, is nicely organized with a good selection of photo books, cards, photo bins and noteworthy prints towards the rear of the gallery. There are of course a few more photo galleries in Durango selling typical "post card" photos, ie. elk, aspen groves, train images, but Open Shutter is intellectually worthy to check out. (www.openshuttergallery.com).
Raymond, in the Vail Valley, Edwards