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"Enchanting Photographs: Craig Varjabedian"
2001-06-16 until 2001-09-23
Hacienda de los Martinez and Kit Carson Historic Museums
USA United States of America
The Hacienda de los Martinez of the Kit Carson Historic Museums in Taos, New Mexico will present the exhibition THIS ENCHANTED LAND by well-known fine art photographer Craig Varjabedian from June 16 through September 23, 2001. The exhibition will feature luminious black and white silver gelatin photographs taken across New Mexico which depict the beauty and spirit of this enchanted land. Varjabedian is known for his eloquent photographs of the American West and Southwest. This travelling exhibition originally opened at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin Texas to great acclaim.
Craig Varjabedian approaches the making of a photograph with the skill of a well-trained photographer and sensitivity to what he calls the power of place. His artistry is in capturing the enduring power of the land through luminous and finely crafted black and white photographs. Varjabedian received his master's degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked for master photographer Paul Caponigro. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NM Endowment for the Humanities, the Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. His photographs have been collected by many prestigious private and public institutions including the William Benton Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Taylor Museum and the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University.
According to the late world-renowned photographic historian Beaumont Newhall, the remarkable photographs by Craig Varjabedian are not only beautiful but also extremely valuable documents of architecture, culture and lifestyle of northern New Mexico. His work is extremely valuable from both artistic and historical viewpoints.