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Spectacular New Mexico: Taos and Environs

Dates: One-Week Workshops
10/1/11 - 10/9/11
Code: 11FNMEX


Course Description

New Mexico has been described as a place of inviolate, pristine beauty, engendering analmost spiritual feeling for the land and the overwhelming sense of peacefulness. Since the 1880s, photographers and artists (Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter) have been irresistibly drawn to its landscape, brilliant clear light, and rich Native American heritage. Join us for a photographic adventure based at an historic
and beautiful hacienda in Taos, one of the first European settlements in the United States. From Taos -- a frontier outpost, Hispanic village, growing art center, and small western town -- vans transport the group to the lofty peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the spectacular scenery of the Rio Grange Gorge, and the wondrous hills of Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch area. We also photograph Native American pueblos, adobestructures, historic churches, and local festivals and spend a day exploring Santa Fe. Frequent lectures combined with daily photographic activity offer a rich input of technical and aesthetic concerns. Discussions include using light in meaningful ways, methods of approaching strangers, engaging the landscape personally and passionately,
and the use of flash to augment "magic hour" shooting. We explore the special fall light characteristic of New Mexico during early morning and evening excursions.
Participants may work with color negative film or digitally. Critiques are an integral part of the workshop. Historical and contemporary images of New Mexico, and especially the Taos/Santa Fe area, are shown for context and inspiration. The workshop is open to all levels of photographers who have a good working knowledge of their cameras. Moderate hiking and walking are required. Limited to 14 participants. The workshop begins on Saturday evening, October 1, in time for a group dinner, and concludes on Sunday morning, October 9. The workshop fee of $2,500 includes 8 nights lodging (doubleoccupancy; $700 extra for single supplement), all breakfasts and a welcome dinner. A nonrefundable $500 deposit must accompany your registration to reserve a space. Early registration is encouraged. Upon receipt of registration, participants will receive an information packet with travel suggestions and recommended materials to bring. Fullpayment is due August 1, 2011. For additional information about ICP's travel programs or to register for a program, visit or call Donna Ruskin at 212.857.0062.


$2500.00 | Members $2475.00

Registration Fee: $30.00

By Mail or Fax: Print Registration Form
By Phone: 212-857-0001