BUTTE AND BEYOND: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY ARTIST STATEMENT: PAM FLETCHER I grew up spending a lot of time outdoors, and continue to believe that time spent outside is essential to living a good life. It is my goal to communicate the experience of the locations I love with others through my photography. I find that black and white photography strips away distractions and leaves the viewer with a true sense of a location, in a way that color photography often cannot. Most of my photos are of Butte, an endlessly fascinating city. Other locations represented include mountain ranges surrounding Butte, Yellowstone, Oregon, and Tanzania.