1980 - 2000 11 x 14, 16 x 20 Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Infrared Photographs Open Editions
• • • EXHIBITIONS Giocomelli, Peck, Smith and Stewart: Landscape Photographs Benteler-Morgan Gallery, Houston, TX The Magic Valley Nuevo Santander Gallery, McAllen, TX Border Studies Texas Humanities Resource Center Touring Exhibition
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COLLECTIONS The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Edinburg Regional Medical Center Edinburg Public Library
KNOWN AS A SUB-TROPICAL PARADISE along the Texas Mexico border, the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas was characterized as The Magic Valley by those promoting this expansive land of beauty, fecundity, and calm. Farming was long the Valley's economic force with water from the Rio Bravo/Grande sustaining a 320-day growing season. These photographs of my birthplace have become a testament to a languid cadence of living supplanted now by population growth, immigration struggles, proximate drug wars, maquiladora manufacturing, and tourism.