V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Saddle Up: Moving Forward, Looking Back travels the Old Spanish Trail
By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Mar 21 2014 10:56 AM ]
Janire Nájera apparently likes her road trips 19th-century-style. The Spanish photojournalist and curator is taking a cue from Antonio Armijo—who laid the groundwork for successful trade along what's now known as the Old Spanish Trail when he successfully hoofed it from New Mexico to California and back (and managed to make a profit in the process)—with a voyage through northern New Mexico, parts of Utah and Arizona, and into Southern California. For the journey, Nájera's own pack animal of choice is an RV from 1984, a bit of an upgrade from the 100 mules of Armijo's trip in 1829-1830. Her goals are social and artistic in nature as she explores, according to the description on her website, how “the traditions of the first settlers [of European descent] ... have merged with domestic cultures, influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and modern cities.”
Nájera's journey began in Santa Fe on March 10, and she's already building a fascinating portrait of modern-day descendants of our region's Spanish heritage. See Nájera's video below featuring Julia Gómez talking about the famous Colcha stitch, and her latest blog entry has another great one with Santa Fe hairdresser Faustino Herrera de Vargas, entirely in Spanish, speaking about his storied life.
Follow Janire Nájera's travels along the Old Spanish Trail at her blog Looking Forward, Moving Back, and keep a weather eye out for the book and photography exhibit that will be the eventual result.
V.23 No.9 | 2/27/2014
Keep Calm and Read
Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo
The Jesus Lizard Book
Vicarious thrills await disciples of Yow and co. in this gorgeous trip down memory lane.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
In Living Color
Photography series breaks open 1950s segregation
By Brandon Call
The images that appear in Gordon Parks’ Segregation Series deliver a powerful blow against the segregation and racism once prevalent in the South.
By Lisa Barrow
A horse is a horse, of course
Culture Shock zooms you around the city creative to East Meets West, Testimonios de una Guerra and Roll, Drop, Bounce.
V.23 No.3 | 1/16/2014
The Daily Word in Golden Globes, mile-marker 420 and the Handsome Family
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jan 13 2014 10:58 AM ]
Who won at the 2014 Golden Globes?
On top of everything else, is there trouble in Obama’s marriage?
A Japanese company is buying Jim Beam.
Tiny windmills generate power.
In Colorado, people keep stealing mile marker 420.
Ellen De Generes, who will host the 2014 Oscars, has been linked to internet pirating of movie screening copies.
Discover the secret world of zit-popping videos.
If you were thinkging about photographing tiny plastic people, somebody beat you to it.
The dark side of the moon is turquoise.
Blessed be. Enjoy these photos of modern-day witches.
Rest in peace, Sam Berns.
An arrest was made in the flash-mob robbery of Angel Eyes boutique on San Pedro.
David Eckert will receive a $1.6 million settlement for receiving unlawful anal probings.
HBO taps Albuquerque’s Handsome Family for the “True Detective” theme song.
Happy birthday Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014
Lance Ryan McGoldrick
By Lisa Barrow
See some art, be some art, and give the gift of art with this week’s Culture Shock.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
An Education Without Borders
Winning photograph speaks volumes
By Genevieve Mueller [ Tue Dec 3 2013 4:37 PM ]
Winner of the 1st Annual International Education Week photo contest encompasses history and place.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Embracing the Decisive Moment
Review by Christopher Guider
David Muench's National Parks
Landscape photographer David Muench captures what once was and will never be again.
V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
Marriage Has Two Lenses to Benefit the 516
By Erik Gamlem
Two photographers with strikingly different styles and subject matter—who just happen to be married—unveil new photobooks to benefit 516 Arts.
V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
Talking earthy beginnings, rockabilly and the birth of La Loca Magazine
By Rebecca Gonzales
Alibi intern Rebecca Gonzales introduces us to local storyteller Ungelbah Davila.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
The World Inside
Matchbook photomontages ignite everyday magic
By Kristi D. Lawrence
Matchboxes from around the globe open to reveal worlds of hidden and layered imagination.
V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
A Food Truck Gallery
Photographer Eric Williams took some awesome snaps we couldn’t fit into our food truck extravaganza, so feast (get it?) yer eyes!
When It Was Now
New Mexican photographer exhibits 9/11 images
By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Sep 11 2013 9:05 AM ]
When I talk to someone too young to remember that moment shared so viscerally by the rest of us, it feels shocking, even though it shouldn’t.
V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013
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.
V.21 No.45 |
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
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 10 2012 12:14 PM ]
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.
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.
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.
We Care A Lot and Driven Snow at Central Features
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