Stories from the Camera: Reflections on the Photograph
The remarkable photography collection of the University of New Mexico Art Museum owes its unique character and quality to the directors, curators, scholars, and artists who have taught, worked, and studied at the museum and in the university's Department of Art and Art History. In this indispensable book, these distinguished scholars and artists reflect on the pictures from the collection that hold significance to them. Through their own professional and artistic practice, they represent different generations of aesthetic voices and intellectual directions.
As one of the earliest collegiate institutions to begin collecting photography, the University of New Mexico Art Museum holds a stunning array of images that span photography's 175-year history. In addition to iconic works by famous photographers, this book also features less familiar but equally masterful pictures. Together, these essays represent a unique history of photography and this renowned museum.
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About the Author
Michele M. Penhall served as the curator of prints and photographs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum from 2004 to 2014. During her tenure at the museum she organized more than twenty original exhibitions on photography, prints and the graphic arts, artist's books, film, and digital media. Currently Penhall is an independent curator and writer.
Carla Williams spent most of her career working in the Alaska oil and gas industry in Anchorage and the North Slope.
"This collection . . . asks us to consider the wondrous variety and complexity of the photographic image, as well as our shared photographic narrative. The breadth and expanse of the collected ideas have an equally farsighted power, and their insights could change the way you see photographs long after closing the book's cover."--Journal of the Print World