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"Call for Artists: Photograph the Legends & Places of New Mexico's Past and Present"
2002-07-08 until 2002-07-14
New Mexico Photography Field School
Santa Fe, NM,
USA United States of America
Native American poet N. Scott Momaday remarked that the American West is a place that has to be seen to be believed, and it may have to be believed in order to be seen. New Mexico is a land of rugged peoples, who have lived off the land here for more than four centuries. It is a place of contradictions. The exquisite landscape varies extensively from gentle mountains to open plains, from old adobe haciendas to adobe churches that dot the ancient land. And the characters vary too– the ranchers, the ramblers and the renegades–all make for an amazingly rich tapestry of subjects to photograph.
In this workshop you will explore with your camera this land of historical landscapes, sites and figures, while noted historian Marc Simmons will make New Mexico's history come alive with his engaging anecdotes of New Mexico's illustrious past and present. You will have the opportunity to photograph some of the people that have been called to live here either by birth or by the lure of the mountains and the environments that they inhabit.
Archie and Buddy, San Marcos, New Mexico 2001
by ©Craig Varjabedian