American Southwest Photography

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Border Cantos Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo is a 2016 exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum, which says: "This multidimensional collaboration between heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examines the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos brings together Misrach's often large-scale photographs with musical instruments that Galindo has created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys found along the border fence. These items, together with the sound and video installations of Galindo playing his instruments, evoke the raw authority of the wall while conjuring the quiet unease that suffuses the U.S. side of the border." Article includes two videos. Also see exhibit article by San Jose Museum of Art and exhibit website. Also see Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, a 2017 exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which says: "Border Cantos, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border." Accessed 3/17

Cowboy Photographer: Erwin E. Smith, an online teacher kit, collection guide and biography from the Amon Carter Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

Journey Through The Desert - The Road Less Traveled is a 2018 exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum which says: "Journey Through The Desert - The Road Less Traveled features work by approximately 20 American photographers - beginning with an expansive presentation on the archive of Stephen H. Willard who captured the spiritual and natural beauty of the desert in the early part of the 20th century. The show continues with contemporary images taken at the end of the century by various photographers such as John Divola, Lee Friedlander, Karen Halverson, Wanda Hammerbeck, Mark Klett, Michael McMillen, Richard Misrach, Mark Ruwedel, and others." Accessed 3/18

Myth and Majesty: Photographs Picturing the American Southwest is a 2016 exhibit at the California Museum of Photography which says: "Selected from the museum's permanent collection, the photographs were made by Adam Clark Vroman, Edward Sheriff Curtis, John Karl Hillers, William Henry Jackson, and others. They depict Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo peoples and cultures from their Western settler points of view. Each photographer brought his own approaches, attitudes, and aims to create photographs that remain complex in their aesthetic and sociopolitical resonations, at times fraught with contemporaneous stereotypes about Native Americans." Accessed 10/18  


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