Recalling the Santa Fe, (above), Ann Walton
Pecos Underground, Grayson Kemp
"A beam of light helps illuminate an underground kiva near the main pueblo adobe structure at Pecos National Historical Park, in Pecos, New Mexico. Last spring I went on an adobe tour of the entire state—as far as Covid restrictions would allow me to go. It took me to Pecos in late March. As I walked around the kiva, I turned around to find a brilliant beam of light striking the floor that illuminated the brick walls in a dazzling orange glow. I had my back up against the wall and my camera against my chest to properly crop the image."
The Grand Entry for the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, Rick Kozak
"Dennis Medicine Bird, a Cheyenne/Kiowa from Jones, Oklahoma, carries the Sacred Eagle Staff to lead the grand entry for the Gathering of Nations 2022 Pow Wow."
Red Rock Rising, Tim Baca
"Hot air balloon nestled in front of beautiful Red Rock on a cold winter morning."
Sean Horner Skiing Highline Ridge on a Perfect Bluebird Day, Michael Hawkins
"After an overnight snowfall, Sean Horner and I headed up to Taos Ski Valley to get a few runs in. We rode two lifts, then hiked up to Highline Ridge and were shocked to see over 6 feet of snow—much more than at the base. I always have my camera with me, especially when skiing with the former UNM Lobo ski racer. We knew the cloudless sky and untouched snow could make for a good photo, so I skied down, careful not to disturb the snow where Sean would descend. I pulled my camera out and let out a loud 'WHOOP.' Sean straight-lined his descent to gather speed and began his turn just above me, and I fired a burst of shots as he ripped past. He stopped several hundred feet below and shouted back, 'How'd that turn out?' With powder still swirling overhead and gathering on my jacket, I yelled back, 'That might be the best ski photo I've ever taken!'"
SEE FOR YOURSELF
For the seventh consecutive year, Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, in Carrizozo, will host an exhibit featuring the winners. The opening weekend, January 27–29, includes artist appearances and refreshments. As the largest photo gallery in the state, Tularosa Basin Gallery features the work of more than 35 New Mexico photographers Friday through Sunday and by appointment. photozozo.org