Photography: WindDancer Foundation
Photography: WindDancer Foundation

Michael Golembeski, the director of the WindDancer Foundation, is adding a historical flair to his wild horses and burros photography exhibit.

Facing the Wind is an art exhibit focused on bringing awareness to wild horses in an effort to preserve and protect the heritage that changed our lives over the course of our early American history. The show currently consists of 31 captivating works by 14 photographers and two painters. When we last spoke to The WindDancer Foundation founder Michael Golembeski, these vivid photographs were on display at the Denver International Airport. Now, after a successful run there and at the Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colorado, Golembeski is looking to expand the exhibit’s reach.

“I will be expanding my exhibit look by the addition of a historical section of information on separate panels,” Golembeski says from his nonprofit WindDancer Foundation headquarters in Larkspur, Colorado. “The WindDancer Foundation website has an extensive section on the history of the horse in North America and advocate information. One high point to accommodate in the exhibit will be to “prove” wild horses are native to North America.” Informational panels and photos include "Wild Horse Annie," "The Wild on the Range Concept," "Public Land Stats," "Call to Action," "The Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971," and "Horses Are Native."

Photography: Lynne Pomeranz/Courtesy Michael Golembeski
Photography: Lynne Pomeranz/Courtesy Michael Golembeski

Golembeski’s hope in expanding the additional educational material is to take the annual ongoing  exhibit series to more locations around the country and spread the historical preservation message to protect our national treasures/legacies for generations to come.

“My long-term goal is in the process of expanding the territorial range of the exhibit to display around the U.S. and, in the future, overseas. Next is to create additional exhibits of several sizes to accommodate the display site sizes, as well as changing up on the venues  to include museums, other airports, and sponsored corporate events/properties,” Golembeski says.


To see the work of photographers documenting wild horses and donate or sponsor to the growing movement for wild-horse preservation, visit WindDancer Foundation.

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