IN NEW MEXICO LIGHT
PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOUGLAS KENT HALL
“New Mexico makes its way into my negatives, insinuating its fabulous light into the print leaving its tindery smell mysteriously in the air...”
-DOUGLAS KENT HALL WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER
DOUGLAS KENT HALL is one of the great documentarians of his generation. His photographs of mainstream and counterculture subjects include rock music icons, bodybuilders and prison inmates, cowboys and countercultural heroes. At center is his exploration of the modern American West and the heart that beats there - sometimes violently, often poetically.
For more than thirty years, Hall has photographed and written about New Mexico's unique blend of places and people, a broad representation that includes ancient sites and Spanish churches, Indian ceremonial dances, portraits of artists and writers, vecinos and vagabonds. This book presents 182 black-and-white images accompanied by Hall's insightful essay on the interplay of artistic process with the cultural and natural landscapes of New Mexico.
In New Mexico Light is a celebration of New Mexico's contradictions and splendor in the photographs and words of a master observer.
Winner of the 2008 Hoffer Book Award, Art.
Finalist for the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards, Art.
In New Mexico Light is available through Museum of New Mexico Press.
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