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About Me

     Emma Brophy is a photography and backcountry backpacking and canoeing guide from Madison, WI. In 2017, Emma moved to Gunnison, CO to be closer to the mountains and activities she enjoys documenting. While there, Emma received her degree in Environmental Studies with minors in Art and Outdoor Education from Western Colorado University. During this time, she spent her summers as a trail counselor for YMCA Camp Widjiwagan or expanding her skill set through the abundant recreational and professional opportunities in the Gunnison Valley. Post college, Emma has continued to explore professional oppurtunities in Recreational Fields as a Wilderness Expedition Guide in the summers and Ski Instructor in the winter.


     Through a documentary style photography, Emma hopes to tell the stories of the people and places she experiences. She sees her art as a way of life and an opportunity to experience new people, places, and activities. Emma works to combine her passions of backcountry travel, environmentalism, and photography through her pursuits as an outdoor educator. In the off seasons, she works with small businesses and the local community as a freelance photographer and graphic designer.

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