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Villa de Manzano (from Manzano Series)

Villa de Manzano (from Manzano Series)

Artist: Cavalliere G. Ketchum (American, born 1937)
Date: 1968
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 10 3/8 × 10 3/8 in. (26.4 × 26.4 cm)
Support: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Mat: 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Winfield T. Scott, 1971
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2650.23PH
Description
In 1966, Cavalliere Ketchum found his way to the village of Manzano on the southeastern slopes of the Manzano Mountains in Torrance County and began photographing this community. Manzano (“apple tree” in Spanish) was founded in 1610 and named for its apple orchards. It had about 150 residents when Ketchum began visiting. The drive there from Albuquerque was long so tartist eventuallylly rented a house in the village so that when he visited on weekends he could easily stay overnight. He was interested in the Castillian (northern Spanish) roots of the village and its stark contrasts between the old way of life and the new. Ketchum’s work in Manzano from became his M.F.A. project at the University of New Mexico. In 1992, Ketchum’s photographs and stories of Manzano were published with the music and poems of his friend James Talley as “The Road to Torreon.” The artist returned to Manzano to photograph again in the summer of 1994. See Van Deren Coke, “Three Generations of Hispanic Photographers Working in New Mexico,”The Harwood Foundation Museum of the University of New Mexico, Taos, 1993 and artist’s statement in object file and artist file.
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