Contributing Photographers


The people that make us look good

We appreciate the contributions of the following photographers. These proven professionals spent many hours shooting our spectacular region to capture the images provided within our website. Thank you.

Abe Blair

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Abe Blair is a west coast based photographer, originally from Oregon and currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. He specializes in winter action sports photography in the winter months and guiding trout/steelhead fly fishing trips in the summer months in Deschutes River, Oregon. Abe always has a camera ready to capture whatever life delivers. Over the past several years he has branched out his photography to include product still life, wine (in Idaho and Napa), and most currently working on a night landscape project. “ I am always excited when I have a chance to do some shooting in and around the Boise area; one minute I can be shooting a cityscape and 15 minutes later can be working on a cluster of pinot grapes.”
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Paul Hosefros

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Paul Hosefros retired as senior photographer in Washington D.C. for the New York Times. In his early 20s and not long graduated from New York University, he was already working for the Times in New York when he was invited to work on wine stories with a columnist in France. Three weeks of intense research - including visits to Haut Brion and lunch at Mouton with Baron Philippe himself - gave Paul not just a world-class beginning education...but also a headache. In the intervening years, he’s worked with the late Craig Claiborne, and photographed war zones, fires, models, seven Presidents, countless foreign heads of state, earthquakes, hurricanes and sports. He has been published not just in the Times but in numerous other publications. Now “retired” in Idaho with a proud Masters degree from Boise State University, Paul has come full circle with the Idaho Wine Country book.

Photography provided by Paul Hosefros and Caxton Press from Idaho Wine Country (ISBN# 978-087004-479-3), available at www.caxtonpress.comExternal Link for $29.95.

Alan Minskoff

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Alan Minskoff teaches journalism and writing at the College of Idaho, where he has directed the Journalism minor since 2004. The longtime editor of Boise Magazine, he was the editorial director of Boise Journal and ArtIdaho magazines from 2001-2004, editor of The Constitution at 200: Idaho Perspectives and editor-in-chief for Here We Have Idaho: People Make the Difference. He wrote Keeping the Faith, a history of Boise’s Ahavath Beth Israel congregation, and has written dozens of articles about Idaho since moving to the state in 1972. He teaches in the Cabin’s Summer Writing Camp and has taught in the Writers in the Schools program. His poetry has appeared in various Idaho publications and he has written about Idaho wine for Horizon Air, Boise Journal, and McCall magazines and recently blogged about it on NewWest.netExternal Link.