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An Education Without Borders

Winning photograph speaks volumes

Winning photo by UNM art education graduate student Junfu Han
Winning photo by UNM art education graduate student Junfu Han

An older Latina woman stands clutching a telephone pole painted with colors of the American flag in a border town of the Southwestern United States. She’s expressionless except for a squinting of her dark eyes during the midday sun. Her gaze is slightly off camera and a silver cross is half hidden under her blouse. Her left wrist is bandaged, yet she doesn’t seem broken. Rather, she's solid and stoic with an unassuming strength. The author of this photograph is Junfu Han, a UNM Art Education graduate student and the winner of the 1st Annual International Education Week photo contest.

During the week of Nov. 11, UNM’s Global Education Office hosted International Education Week, and unlike previous years, this year’s event included the photo contest. The week focuses on the benefits of studying abroad and celebrates the diversity of UNM students. Photographers entered the contest, whose theme was “International Experiences,” with portraits, landscapes, architecture, street photography, abstract or experimental pictures. Han’s striking composition of the Latina woman in the Chihuahuita community in El Paso, TX was declared the winner with its portrayal of American mythos and Mexican experiences on the border.

V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013

Book Review

Embracing the Decisive Moment

David Muench's National Parks

Landscape photographer David Muench captures what once was and will never be again.

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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
Mos Def photographed by David Scheinbaum

Art News

Marriage Has Two Lenses to Benefit the 516

Two photographers with strikingly different styles and subject matterwho just happen to be marriedunveil new photobooks to benefit 516 Arts.
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V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
Ungelbah Davila
Carrie Tafoya

Community Profile

Ungelbah Davila

Talking earthy beginnings, rockabilly and the birth of La Loca Magazine

Alibi intern Rebecca Gonzales introduces us to local storyteller Ungelbah Davila.

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V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
“Tiger, Tiger”

Art Magnified

The World Inside

Matchbook photomontages ignite everyday magic

Matchboxes from around the globe open to reveal worlds of hidden and layered imagination.
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Food

A Food Truck Gallery

Gedunk Food Truck
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Photographer Eric Williams took some awesome snaps we couldn’t fit into our food truck extravaganza, so feast (get it?) yer eyes!

Soo Bak Food Truck
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Rustic: A Divine Food Truck
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Joanie and Art's Famous Smoke BBQ
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
PHOTOS

When It Was Now

New Mexican photographer exhibits 9/11 images

Saint Nicholas
“Saint Nicholas”

History has snuck up on me. One moment, it was now: when I first heard the news of the planes crashing. I recall it clearlyas do many of youand it’s irrelevant that we remember different moments. It seems enough that we remember.

Lew Outside
“Lew Outside”

Then it was a little after now, when America battened its hatches, put flag stickers on its minivans, unironically used the descriptor “Homeland” and wrote memos rationalizing torture. Yet the constant thread during that time, however insane or useless it was in application, remained remembrance of 9/11.

I recall being 6 or 7 and not really knowing what the Vietnam War was or when it had happenedand I remember seeing in my grandpa’s face how my ignorance wounded him a little. A veteran of the Air Force, he’d served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam; of course it was unimaginable that Vietnam wasn’t looming large in all American minds.

When I talk to someone too young to remember that now shared so viscerally by the rest of us, it feels shocking, even though it shouldn’t.

Fuselage
“Fuselage”

Photographer Eric O’Connell was living in Manhattan when 9/11 happened. His personal story is pretty amazinghe’s lucky to be alivebut mostly what’s worth noting is the now that he captured on film in all its awful chaos and chilling stillness. The shared remembrance that so many of us possess, the way we still exchange the where-I-was-when stories, must slowly but inexorably give way to a remembrance grounded in images like these.

Watching
photos courtesy of Eric O’Connell
“Watching”
Opening reception for A New Reality: Photographs of 9/11 by Eric O’Connell

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30 to 8pm
Albuquerque Photographer’s Gallery
303 Romero NW
(upstairs)
244-9195, abqphotographersgallery.com
V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013

Book Bite

Four on the Fourth

The American story in fact and fiction

Short Nights of the Shadow Hunter: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Four writers tackle four recent books that explore our multifaceted nation.

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news

The Daily Word: why George Takei is mad at facebook; how Republicans can be surprised at the Obama victory; what happens when weed is legalized in Seattle

A New Mexico company is selling Breaking Bad bath salts.

The family of Albuquerque attorney Mary Han is suing APD, claiming police screwed-up the investigation into her purported suicide.

Is fracking in Rio Arriba County's future?

Albuquerque city councilors may overturn the minimum wage increase that was approved by voters last week.

David Petraeus abruptly resigned from his position as director of the CIA after his extramarital affair was exposed by the FBI.

George Clooney won the election for Obama.

Seattle Police Department explains the marijuana laws that will go into effect December Sixth.

You will probably not be allowed to hunt giant octopus in Seattle's Puget Sound anymore.

The 2011 World Press Photos contest winners.

Denmark is getting rid of the "fat-tax" that was applied to certain foods last year.

Babushkas who live in the Chernobyl "dead zone."

This song celebrating Thanksgiving may cause you to step in front of a bus.

George Takei joins the ranks of Facebook users angry about the money-grubbing EdgeRank filter.

Obama was declared the winner of the presidential contest in Florida.

Does fact checking matter if politicians continue to lie after their fabrications have been exposed?

Republicans were surprised Romney lost because they believe Rush Limbaugh and Fox news.

On this day in 1969 Sesame Street premiered.


Music

Wake up


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This week’s Flyer on the Wall alerts artsy music lovers about an opening reception for Billy Joe Miller’s mixed-media photography installation, Wake, at 5G Gallery North and a corresponding music showcase at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth NW) tonight. Miller organized the whole shebang and says the new exhibit is loosely themed on the multiple meanings of the word “wake.” There’s the funereal meaning, the awakened context and the aqueous trail bit. Check out music from performing acts below. The Kosmos • Extradura Quality Carbon • Danny Paul Grody • Twig Palace • Jordan O'Jordan • Fri Nov 9 • 9 pm • $7 • ALL-AGES!

Danny Paul Grody - In Search of Light
Twig Palace - Twig Palace
Jordan O’Jordan - Debris Upon the Forest Floor Soundtrack

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V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012

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Flyer on the Wall

In the Wake

This week’s Flyer on the Wall hypes both a mixed-media photography show and a corresponding concert at The Kosmos.
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Cryptid Alert

Bigfoot captured in solar eclipse photo.

Yesterday I took this photo of the solar eclipse from the muddy, needle-strewn parking lot of the International Cryptozoology Museum, but it wasn’t until later, amid much dubious wood-knocking from celebrity scat monger Loren “Fakey Footprint” Coleman, that I noticed a startling figure in the foreground. Is it a hairy little man? Is it a hobo looking for a kind hearted lady to feed him a hot meal? Or is it the legendary Corn Ape? You decide!

Today's Events

2014 Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Don’t miss Casa Flamenca’s Salsa Por Derecho at 10pm on Saturday.

A performance by Grammy-nominated artist Toby Love and Son Como Son.

Corrosion of Conformity • heavy metal • BL'AST! • Brant Bjork • Lord Dying • metal at Sister

Celebration of Heroes at Hotel Albuquerque

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