Photographic Masterpieces and Legendary Navajo leaders Manuelito and Juanita

What makes a Photographic Masterpiece?

“Any great picture that we can call a masterpiece has an enduring quality that lasts over time, and has something that you can come back to over a very long period of time and [it] still resonates with a person…”
— Dr. Michele M. Penhall

Dr. Michele M. Penhall, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the UNM Art Museum, shares insights into the evolving understanding of the art of photography.


Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita

“Manuelito is presented as a person who is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Navajo territory. [And] I came to be a bit more understanding of what her [Juanita’s] life must have been like as a leader of her people on her own terms…” — Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale

The great, great, great granddaughter of legendary Navajo leaders Manuelito and Juanita, Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Ph. D. shares her discoveries while writing the book: Reclaiming Dine History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita.


Viewer Question of the Month

“Radio at long wavelengths is the only method where we can directly measure the planet separate from the star, because at low frequencies the planet actually outshines the stars they are orbiting.” — Dr. Gregory B. Taylor

Dr. Gregory B. Taylor, Ph. D. answers questions about detecting distant planets using a new telescope called the Long Wavelength Array.

Original Airdate: Thursday, July 19 at 7pm on New Mexico PBS 5.1

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