Online Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:30-6:30pm MST
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT is the first in an ongoing program showcasing the work of member photographers in our state. Curious about what your colleagues are working on, especially during this time of relative isolation? Need a little inspiration as we navigate to a new year and a different working environment? Join us online Wednesday, March 10th 5:30-6:30pm MST to hear from ASMP New Mexico members, Cira Crowell and Roberto Rosales, both of whom will transport you to different parts of the globe with their world-class imagery. Each photographer will have about 15 minutes to present their projects, after which we’ll open up for questions.
Cira Crowell is a photographer and artist whose work spans conceptual, adventure, landscape, cultural, documentary, and humanitarian genres. Crowell’s presentation for ASMPNM, “Dreaming of Dream Mountain,” centers on her documentary film, “Dream Mountain,” about the inspiring mother and elite mountaineer, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita. This film won the distinction of “Best Mountain Film” at the 2020 London Mountain Film Festival. Cira has trekked over 1,000 miles on foot in the Himalayas, as well as summiting Mt. Rainier, Mt. Fuji, and Cholatse, a technical peak in the Everest region of Nepal. When working closer to home, Cira teaches “The Language of Black and White” at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Image Credit: Courtesy of Cira Crowell
Roberto Rosales is a staff photographer for the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico’s largest newspaper where he concentrates on issues such as immigration, the border, and breaking news. For PROJECT SPOTLIGHT Rosales will be sharing his work on “La Frontera,” a series of images documenting life and struggles on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border. Rosales holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and a Master’s in Art Education. When not on assignment, Rosales teaches at the University of New Mexico in Film & Digital Arts and Communication & Journalism departments. Image Credit: Richard Joyner