I photographed this little girl in 1985 when I lived in Eagle Nest with a group of bikers, in what used to be summer tourist cabins. I was the regional editor for Taos News at the time.
The images were selected by juror, Mary Ellen Mark. Mary Ellen Mark is a photographer known for her photojournalism, portraiture, and advertising photography. She has had 17 collections of her work published and has exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. She has received numerous accolades, including three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Additionally, Mark was awarded the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography, three Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years, Victor Hasselblad Cover Award, and numerous other prestigious awards. Mark has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers.
The Portraits will be on display in the Center’s online gallery and physical gallery from November 6 – November 28, 2009. The public and artists’ reception will be held in Fort Collins on November 6, 2009 from 6-9pm.