Portraits Old and New
Exhibit not to be missed
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?
Linking to Lee Marmon's Bio