V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Feature: Contest Winners
2017 Photo Contest
By Peter Karlsen
We were totally overwhelmed with the number and overall quality of the submissions we received for this year’s photo contest.
V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017
Photo Contest Ends Soon
Feb. 9 is the deadline
By Renee Chavez [ Mon Feb 6 2017 6:47 PM ]
Are you one of those people who has to take nine pictures of anything and everything from every angle? Fancy dinner? Snap a shot. Pretty flower? Grab that camera. Epic, fiery sunset? You've got your perfect perspective set up.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
A Map of Joy
Photographer Jesse Rieser explores the many ways Americans celebrate Christmas
By Maggie Grimason
Christmas in America: Happy Birthday, Jesus explores the many ways in which people articulate their joy.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
The Daily Word in Netflix, Food Rhythm and Doppelganger Competitions
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 30 2016 11:09 AM ]
Netflix knows what we want this holiday season.
Non-binary photographer Jennifer Jackson felt alone so they began a project to represent people like themself.
These kids won't give up on being educated—even under the threat of terrorism.
Has the phrase “rhythm of food” ever entered your consciousness?
Have you heard of the most interesting doppelganger competition in the world?
Copper Square Downtown is in new hands.
V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
Nothing Higher Than Reason
Friday, Nov 25: American Irrationalism Opening
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Nov 24 2016 1:00 PM ]
A collection of 175 uncompromising street photographs, artist Leonard Fresquez shares his documentation of a discomforting American reality. Artist present for book release and signing. Runs through 1/1/17.
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
The Daily Word in Art, ISIS and the iPhone 7
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Sep 7 2016 10:56 AM ]
This artist has been known for documenting her interactions with strangers since the late '90s. Presently, she continues to meet people and photograph them in a way that's intimate, bold and strange.
The trial for the “Oregon Occupiers” officially begins today.
How could Apple possibly inconvenience people more than when they changed their charger?
Google is making it a priority to stop people from joining ISIS on their watch.
Mexico's finance minister has resigned for literally no reason.
Artist Alina Kunitsyna expresses her fascination with peoples' interpersonal lives in a very unique way.
V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
Friday, Sep 2: Bridge: Arts and Social Justice
By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Aug 31 2016 11:00 AM ]
Three exibitions centered around photography, cultural traditions and sculpture. Runs through 9/29.
Courtesy of Noah McLaurine
Reaching a Crescendo
Friday, Sep 2: [Tension-Building Music] Opening Reception
By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Aug 31 2016 10:00 AM ]
The recent work of Noah McLaurine, featuring photographs of public lands and monuments in New Mexico. Runs through 11/5.
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016
The Daily Word in Birds, Tim Curry and Hate
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 10 2016 2:00 PM ]
From the mouth of the Doctor himself, Tim Curry is going to be in the new Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Which came first, the corndog or death?
Donald Trump thinks he's not violent at all.
Do you really know what birds look like when they fly?
The last liberal newspaper in China is fighting for it's life.
V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016
The Daily Word in Inequality, Abortion Rights and Helium
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 28 2016 11:11 AM ]
On Monday the Supreme Court struck down on abortion clinic restrictions in Texas, stating that the strict requirements “constitute an undue burden on [a woman's] constitutional right to [seek an abortion].”
The ruling could have a ripple effect on many other Republican-run states with strict abortion laws.
Evolution favors simplicity, which is one of many reasons why it doesn't make sense for our ape cousins to evolve into humans. Take it from the experts; I only minored in anthropology.
Scientists discovered more than a trillion liters of helium beneath Tanzania, a relieving find after some researchers feared an impending helium shortage. Scientists rely on the gas for MRI scanners which I guess is more important than high-pitched birthday party entertainment.
Boba already exists, Starbucks.
Harrison Ford for president.
V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016
The Daily Word in Heroic Women, Chemistry and Photogenic Monkeys
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 14 2016 11:46 AM ]
The true art of seduction, told by a heroic 90-year-old woman.
On his quest to photograph all 12,000 captive species in the world, photographer Joel Sartore adds the majestic proboscis monkey to the list. Apparently the noses on these guys are a pretty attractive trait to female proboscises.
Ah, the blame game. The NRA claims that Obama and his policies are responsible for the heartbreaking mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, thousands of people attend a vigil determined to spread love and support, and prove that hate cannot win.
Next on the summer reading list.
An atmospheric chemist collects air samples in movie theaters and discovers that emissions from peoples' breath are most likely influenced by emotions.
Be nice to your waitstaff, or pay the price.
Neither her wedding dress nor her agenda got in the way of this just-married woman from saving the day.
V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
Thursday, Mar 31: Who Are US: Observations from the 21st Century American Road
By Devin O'Leary [ Wed Mar 30 2016 12:02 PM ]
The artist duo Silver Ochre present their findings of what makes the US the US. Accompanied by a live, original soundtrack.
V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle
Photographs by Anne Noggle
Press Release [ Wed Mar 23 2016 1:30 PM ]
Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work.
Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
Drawn from the museum's extensive holdings of her work, Assumed Identities reintroduces the artist to the public ten years after her death. The show traces Noggle from her beginnings in photography in the late 1960s and early 1970s where we see her searching for subject matter in the early pieces – many taken in and around her home in Albuquerque. These photographs are the earliest inklings of the subject Noggle pursued most often in her career: herself and her world.
Noggle was influenced by Julia Margaret Cameron, Diane Arbus, and August Sander's revealing photographic portrayals of family and friends, the ordinary work-a-day prol, and even the obscure or freakish. When Noggle turned the camera on herself she became known for her unblinking self-portraits including those showing herself recovering from a facelift, nudes made when she was in her seventies, as well as portraits of elderly women that hint at their rich lives. Noggle's self-portraits present many guises to the camera – some real, some imaginary – and connect her firmly with both the feminist artists of the 1970s and to a long line of contemporary female photographic self-portraiture as seen in the work of Cindy Sherman, Gay Block, and others. "People tell me that the photographs of me are not in any way flattering," the artist told curator Anne Tucker in 1993. "They are not meant to be. They are supposed to be real."
Noggle's place in the world of photography is somewhat unheralded. One of her most significant contributions to the field of photographic history was the groundbreaking exhibition, Women of Photography: An Historical Survey, a show she co-curated in 1975 with San Francisco Bay Area photographer Margery Mann and an inspiration for young artists at the time. Noggle received a Guggenheim Fellowship, three NEA awards, and an honorary doctorate from the University of New Mexico. Additionally, she was the museum's first photography curator (1970 to 1976), and her work has been on view many times at the New Mexico Museum of Art; first in a 1968 photography competition and ten subsequent times in either group or survey shows.
Katherine Ware, both the exhibition curator and the museum's Curator of Photography noted that, "Noggle was important in the development of photography in New Mexico. With more than 100 pieces of her work in the museum's collection, her contributions as an artist have yet to be fully appreciated or evaluated. Assumed Identities is an attempt to examine her work in depth on the 10th anniversary of her death."
About Anne Noggle
Born in Illinois, Noggle earned a pilot's license by her senior year in high school, at a time when very few women were pilots. Working as a flight instructor, she served as a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. Following the war, she taught flying, did stunts for an aerial circus, and did crop-dusting throughout the Southwest. She then went on active duty with the Air Force and served overseas. Working in Paris for a time, her visits to the Louvre sparked her interest in art. From her crop-dusting work Noggle developed emphysema forcing her retirement from flying. She then moved to Albuquerque and at the age of thirty-eight enrolled as a freshman in art history at the University of New Mexico. Taking a studio art requirement, she developed photographs for the first time and felt the same kind of excitement she had experienced as a pilot, saying, "There is a resemblance, I think, between flying and photography. Both are done alone, in concept anyway, and both require independence and optimism, and some dumb courage." She went on to earn a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Art and Art History in 1966; she subsequently continued graduate studies in photography from 1966 until she earned a master's degree in 1970. Her emphasis on portraiture was distinctly at odds with the focus of the art department at that time as shaped by Van Deren Coke but Noggle stood by her vision.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
Exhibition Opening for Santa Fe Faces
New photos by Alan Pearlman
Press Release [ Mon Feb 22 2016 11:05 AM ]
On Sunday, March 13 at 2pm, meet Santa Fe photographer Alan Pearlman and see his photography exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. A retired physician and loyal Palace of the Governors Photo Archives volunteer, Pearlman recently donated 200 archival prints to the museum’s Photo Legacy Project. This exhibit features portraits he took from 2009–2013, during a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
The Daily Word in food trucks, Hanukkah song parodies and mall Santas
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Dec 7 2015 10:58 AM ]
Food truck ordinance is driving food trucks out of downtown.
Man claims he gave his infant son a bear hug and that's where the injuries came from. Yeah, right.
City of Beijing issues a red alert for smog, closing schools and making cars drive on alternate days.
One photographer is photoshopping herself into other people's old family photos and it's genius.
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