«Return to Events ListingCORONADO LECTURE SERIES | Meet NM Photographer Laura Gilpin

The Friends of Coronado Historic Site present photographer Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) who packed her equipment on horseback to photograph the source of the Rio Grande, did studio portraits for society matrons, and directed pilots to “fly low” over Shiprock to capture the light and shadows from every possible angle. Laura Gilpin experimented with every subject and extant photographic technique for over fifty-five years before receiving widespread national recognition for her work.

In this popular chautauqua presentation by actress/writer Deborah Blanche, meet Miss Gilpin as she was in the year 1954 – a confident, ebullient woman in her early 60’s, a native Westerner from Colorado and resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Miss Gilpin narrates a slide show which includes images from her first Lumiere color prints to many from her best known book The Enduring Navajo. She answers questions and tells some of the behind-the-camera stories about the photographic retrospective that parallels her life. She fills the room with her work and her presence.

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