Harwood Museum

of the University of New Mexico

Taos, NM


Harwood Facade, photo by John Rudiak, 1998


Harwood Museum presents Four Photographers


The Harwood Museum is presenting Four Photographers, an exhibition of contemporary photographers on view in the Museum's Foster Gallery for Prints, Drawing and Photographs. Featured in this exhibition are three photographers from Taos: William Sparks, Desiree Manville and Zoe Zimmerman with a fourth, Barbara Sparks, from Colorado Springs. Featured in the exhibition are black and white prints. The exhibition continues through May 23, 1999.

William Davis has lived in Taos for the past 30 years. During this time he has photographed throughout Northern New Mexico and the Four Corners region. He has been involved in numerous one-person shows, including a previous exhibition at the Harwood Museum. His black and white prints are widely noted for their unique tonal qualities and are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, The Harwood Museum and Yale University. In Four Photographers, Davis features a series of scenes from a small town in Mexico. Right: William Davis, Kino Fish

Desiree Manville lived in Taos for many years before recently moving to Florida to manage a Photography Gallery. Prior to her move, Manville photographed artists in their studios - photographs from that series are included in this Harwood exhibition.

Zoe Zimmerman grew up in Taos and received her degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an expert in the technique of albumen printing, an historic photographic printing process that creates a subtle delicacy and clarity of detail, which is not possible in other printing techniques. Zimmerman teaches albumen along with other antique and alternative printing methods. Motherhood is the theme of Zimmerman's work on view in Four Photographers. Right: Zoe Zimmerman, Orchidia

Barbara Sparks, a resident of Colorado Springs, is a regional photographer with a keen interest in the Rocky Mountain West and Southwest. Mountains and desert have become the focus of her camera. Sparks has made frequent trips to Taos and is currently working on her third book titled Taos Light. In this exhibition Sparks will be including photographs of local landscapes and architecture.

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