|About the Book|
A firefighter and a rancher. An executive director of an environmental watch dog group vehemently opposed to ranching. An internationally known actress. Musicians, artists, writers, dancers, activists, students, politicians, veterans -- images of those who have achieved fame or are known to their friends, families and co-workers are compelling and revealing. These are people from all walks of life, backgrounds and beliefs. Each is unique and each one claims the Land of Enchantment as home. In this stunning collection, photographer and writer Daryl Black has now fulfilled a long-term mission to photograph the captivating faces of the state of New Mexico. The mission became a journey that widened into a broad river, fed by a network of human streams. She has driven the highways and back roads, made environmental portraits and listened to surprising life stories. Her black and white photographs combined with the writings of Jack Loeffler, John Nichols, Arthur Sze, Susan Schock, Eric Manolito and Ernie Mills offer a glimpse into the reason why New Mexico is A Place Like No Other.