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Craig Varjabedian: Photographing White Sands

June 15, 2018 - Photographer Craig Varjabedian says it is challenging to photograph a place like White Sands National Monument because the landscape is always changing. His new book “Into the Great White Sands” features images of the land, plants and historical sites at the nearby White Sands Missile Range. This week he sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about the book and his legacy as a photographer in New Mexico. 

Photographer Maria Varela Reflects On Her Work Covering The Civil Rights Movement

NMiF: Maria Varela

November 24, 2017 - Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

She captured images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas of the American South. The Albuquerque resident's work was the subject of photography exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago last spring, where 28 pieces were shown to the public

Russell Contreras sat down with Varela in May to discuss her role with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and her work as a photographer in the Civil Rights Movement.

Further reading:
Time to Get Ready: Fotografía Social
PBS: Black Culture Connection