Sunday, March 30, 2014

Portraits Old and New!


Portraits Old and New
Exhibit not to be missed
Cultural blessings

This is one of the fine museums on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. The permanent collections are outstanding and the gift shop holds many treasures (think turquoise jewelry!). The brilliant sun here often makes photography challenging if one is not able to get out early in the morning or late afternoon. The lettering looks like you may have double vision, but it's just the shadow of that wonderful sun! The exhibit was instructive and great fun to view. The contemporary photos displayed some portraits with a terrific sense of humor.  If you go, do not miss "White Man's Moccasins!"

ADDED LATER: If you want to see the photograph by Lee Marmon, I found more images on the web. See credit below.  An added bonus - I discovered that he is the father of Leslie Marmon Silko, a Native American writer that I had taught to students.  Have any of you read Ceremony?


Credit: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/01/11/28/0111284bc7a72973e96c3a9137731424.jpg
Linking to Lee Marmon's Bio

14 comments:

  1. Seems like it's a place not to miss.

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  2. Seems like a very interesting exhibit.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Midday is the very worst time for shooting Kate, but I really like the shadow effect on the sign, that was a real bonus.

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  4. Early portraits of Naive Americans are mesmerizing, especially the photography of Edward R. Curtis.

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  5. I think I take most of my pictures at the wrong time but the shadows in your shot are a nice addition to the picture. I would love to see that exhibit.

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  6. I'll have to remember to visit here the next time I'm in Santa Fe.

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  7. I've never even heard of "Ceremony," but was involved in one once. I think it was when I was married.

    This would be one of my favorite places in Santa Fe, I'm sue.

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  8. My kind of place to visit. Sounds like a don't miss place. Thanks for the links to keep the story going!

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  9. Yup. This would merit a visit from me. It has been several years since I was in Santa Fe. Maybe I should elevate it on the list.

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  10. Great place and wonderful banner!

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  11. These are beautiful and I'd like to see them in person.

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  12. It is a good exhibit. There is a photo of a friends mom and sister in that exhibit.

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