À propos du livre
The title of the exhibition is taken from a quote attributed to Manuel Armijo, the last Mexican governor of the Mexican territory of Nuevo México, ca 1841. The full statement is: "Poor New Mexico! So far from heaven, so close to Texas," These words have echoed down the centuries like a sad refrain commenting on the quality of life in our beloved New Mexico, and yet in the creative arts, our State has been a rich source of inspiration and quality of life. These six photographers have found New Mexico anything but "So far from heaven."
B. Nashville TN, 1936. B.A. Vanderbilt University, 1958. From 1958 to 1972 pursued a career in advertising, marketing and public relations. In 1973, I began to work as a free-lance writer and photographer and in 1974 was given my first one-man show. One man exhibits since 1974 include at least one per year at venues across the nation. Frequent workshop instructor. Images included in several collections, including those of the Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa), Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa), The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (St. Louis), and the National Park Service. Served 13 times as a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence since 1984 . From 1992-1998, "By a Clearer Light," my solo exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the National Park Service traveled to 40 locations throughout the US. Principal book credits includeTulsa Art Deco (1980 and 2001), Pilgrim Eye (2007), See website for complete bio.