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Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait Wins 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award

Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait wins 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award

Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait wins 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award

So . . . I just returned from Albuquerque last evening after an afternoon making portraits of my friend Ole Guy and his pal Dr. Bob. I checked my e.mail for the last time before turning out the lights and very much to my surprise a message awaited informing me that my book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait had won a prestigious New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

In this moment I find myself humbled and without words yet a line from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night crosses my mind, “I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks . . .” I send this thank you out to the good jurors of the book award and to everyone who purchased a copy of the book.

And thanks as well to Jeanetta Calhoun Mish for her thoughtful essay about my photography that appears in the book and of course to my publisher the University of New Mexico Press.

You can check out Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait right here on Amazon

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait.

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait.

Author: Craig Varjabedian

Craig Varjabedian's photographs of the American West illuminate his profound connection with the region and its people. In 1991, Varjabedian co-produced a PBS Emmy award winning film about his photographic work titled En Divina Luz: The Penitente Moradas of New Mexico. Several books of his photographs have been published by the University of New Mexico Press and include En Divina Luz: The Penitente Moradas of New Mexico, Four & Twenty Photographs: Stories from Behind the Lens, and Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby, which received a prestigious Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. His upcoming book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait won the 2013 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award. Craig Varjabedian teaches photography workshops at the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops in Santa Fe. You can view his photographs here.

2 comments

  1. Jim and Marjorie Van Hoy

    20/11/2013 @ 7:10 pm

    Craig,
    Congratulations from the two of us! The honor is more than well deserved. Keep ‘em coming!!