February 20th, Santa Fe: Darius Himes leads public walk-through of “Through The Lens: Creating Santa Fe” exhibition

Friday, February 20, 2009, 6:00 p.m.:

Darius Himes, founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books (2002-2007) and founding member and editor of Radius Books, a non-profit, Santa Fe-based organization created in 2007 that publishes books on the visual arts, will do a Gallery Walk for the exhibition “Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe” in the Palace of the Governors at 6 PM.

From the exhibition website:
“Since the 1850s many of the most recognized names in photography have focused their lenses in and on Santa Fe. Through their creative efforts they have documented a particular place and its visual history. They helped create that “place” and the mystique of Santa Fe. Photography has long been significant in the construction of notions of space and place, landscape and identity, and especially in Santa Fe, however malleable visual meaning may be, has helped define the geographical imagination.

Curated by photographer and educator Krista Elrick and Palace of the Governors Curator of Photography, Mary Anne Redding, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe examines the history of Santa Fe through the visual record created by internationally respected photographers.”
This exhibition is on view until October 25th; if heading to Santa Fe for one of the Santa Fe Workshops, to participate in Review Santa Fe, to do an artist residency at Santa Fe Art Institute or to see and make art, don’t miss it. Those of you that have been to Santa Fe will those the Palace of the Governors as the perimeter of the downtown Plaza where Native Americans from the surrounding pueblos gather daily to sell their handcrafted jewelry. The Palace of the Governors is “the oldest continually occupied public building in the United States.”


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