Though having a BS degree from CU, Kent Gunnufson forwent a professional career to live in ski country USA and worked in the construction trades most of his life. At the same time he also had a passion for photography and began SnowStorm Publications in 1981. Kent was acknowledged in California Art Review, reviewed in The Denver Post, included in Denver, Confluence of the Arts and featured in Popular Photography and the Los Angeles Times.
Kent's latest book, "Rocky Mountains ~ A Self-Portrait," was awarded best Art/Photography book by Colorado Independent Publishers Association for 20223. In 1993 Kent produced and hosted Photo-Talk, and later became an independent producer for (CBS affiliate KCNC-4) for four years. His segments were part of KCNC's Mosaic's national award in 1998 for the top 30 national markets from the National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs and judged by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 2009 Kent won best Colorado film at the Colorado Independence Film Festival. Then was awarded both a Remi Platnium and Special Juror's Award at Worldfest-Houston. He took first place in photography at the Banff Cultural Center and his work was exhibited to hundreds of communities around the world through Banff's 2010 Mountain Film World Tour.