Main content

The ghosts of a gold rush town

At the height of the Colorado gold rush, the city of Victor, high up in the Rocky Mountains, had a population of more than 18,000 people. In the 1890s people flocked into Victor in search of gold high up in the hills. The gold and the prospectors are now long gone, but the town remains - along with a few hundred residents.
Photographers, Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have been collaborating as "Anderson & Low" since 1990. Their haunting photographs of Victor capture a place caught between the present and the past, and feature in a new book, "City of Mines".

(Image: Abandoned structures in Victor, Colorado landscape from the project, "City of Mines", 2015. Credit: Anderson & Low)

Release date:


2 minutes

Featured in...