'This Extraordinary Nexus of Talent': Santa Fe is an unlikely center of photography
September 2, 2014 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
The Monroe Gallery specializes in photojournalism—its owners have worked with such legendary Life magazine photographers as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Carl Mydans
and John Loengard. Photo by R. David Marks
'New Mexico is one of those incubators for photography that have developed across the country in apparently unlikely places—Bloomington, Indiana; Rochester, New York; Carmel, [California,]" Kate Ware, the Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, emailed. "Suddenly there is this extraordinary nexus of talent." A succession of outstanding teachers in the photography program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in the mid-20th century made it such a center, but it is Santa Fe, a city of 69,000, that was and still is a photography hot spot.