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MS 602 - William Shepley Photography Collection

 Collection — Box: 602.Shelf1
Identifier: MS 602


This collection consists of 40 framed photographs by William Shepley, depicting various aspects of Western life from 1990-2003. Included are captions by the photographer to describe each image.


  • Created: 1991-2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/26/2018


Biographical or Historical Information

Born in 1953 in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, William Shepley was raised in a family of photographers. His great-grandfather, Sam Wilson, was foreman of the Universal Studios still photo lab. His father was in the U.S. Army Signal Corp photographic section in World War II, and later worked at Walt Disney Productions. Shepley studied under master photographer Tom Knight at Humboldt State University in the 1980s and spent untold hours in the dark room printing silver gelatin prints. Most of his portfolio was shot with a medium format Pentax 6 x 7, on 4 x 5-inch negatives. Beginning in the 1990s, Shepley began a 15-year journey photographing the equestrian culture of the American West. His work has been exhibited in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and St. George, Utah, and he is also a noted photographer of Zion National Park.

Note written by Mary Robinson


40.00 photographs

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Source of Acquisition

William Shepley

Method of Acquisition


Samantha L. Harper
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Other Unmapped
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Repository Details

Part of the McCracken Research Library Repository

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