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Great Light, Beautiful Photographs and a Picnic Lunch . . .

Canopied Picnic Tables, White Sands National Monument, Amamogordo, New Mexico  2014  Photograph by ©Craig Varjabedian

Appearing like a mirage in the heart of gleaming white dunes, these surreal canopied picnic tables await visitors to White Sands National Monument. Designed by Lyle Bennett, the principal architect of the White Sands Visitor Center (built in the late 1930’s) these works of functional art reflect his preference for modernist architecture and his appreciation of the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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CRAIG VARJABEDIAN is an award-winning photographer who explores the back roads of the American West, making pictures of the unique and quintessential. He shares awe-inspiring stories of the land and the people who live on it . . . one photograph at a time.