Photographing Mescalero Apache Maidens
Jan Butchofsky’s Ceremony: Coming of Age
Jan Butchofsky’s series Ceremony: Coming of Age documents two Mescalero Apache girls as they are initiated by their community into womanhood. Invited by the family, it is rare to have people from outside the Native community witness this ritual, and rarer still to see photographs of this four-day ceremony. Weekly Alibi sat down with Butchofsky to talk about making pictures, establishing trust and photographing the Mescalero Apache maidens.
Photo by Clarke Condé
Art in the Time of Corona
Holly Roberts at UNM Hospital
On the fifth floor of the Ambulatory Care Center at UNM Hospital there is a contemporary art gallery. Three works of collage within Holly Roberts' and Robert Wilsons’ portion are of particular interest: “Big Head Listening, “Big Head Worrying” and “Big Head Thinking.” They speak to the cognitive side of health care, if not intentionally, certainly within the context of a hospital art exhibit.
Nice week! There's Joel Sartore talking about his photo ark, El Fuego Fatuo, the Antiquarian Book Fair and Reptilian Lounge.