/ 2021 / Fine Art / Architecture

The Vanishing West

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Photographer
    Robert Cassway
  • Credit
    Robert Cassway

For many years Robert Cassway has traveled to the western part of the United States and Canada photographing the quickly disappearing structures of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These structures include gold, silver, and copper mining communities, ghost towns, wooden grain elevators, abandoned homesteads, churches, and schools.
Cassway’s photographs are taken in a documentary style, each picture is meant to tell part of the story of the pioneer’s westward movement. Many of the photographs are presented in a panoramic format, to emphasize the vastness of the northwest prairies.

Robert Cassway is an award winning Architect and Photographer, who has always been interested in the concept of elegant decay. Mr. Cassway has spent many years photographing the indiginous architecture of the Mediterranean, from Italian hill towns to Greek villages clinging to mountain sides.

This web site is meant to show the variety of Cassway's work

In recent years Cassway has traveled to the western part of the United States and Canada photographing the quickly disappearing structures of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This collection is called "The Vanishing West"

Awards Cassway’s work has appeared in many national and regional juried shows and he has had several one person shows. His photographs have won numerous awards.
Cassway was selected by the Texas Photographic Society as outstanding Emerging Artist in the 2011 Portfolio II competition.
The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins Colorado selected Cassway’s work to be shown in their Portfolio Showcase Volume 3 in 2010.
In 2017 cassway was one of the 5 finalist in the "Art of Building Competition" for the world's best architectural photographer

Mr.Cassway's work has been widely published, and his photographs are in many private collections.