" As part of this special event, History Museum Director Frances Levine will reveal details of the New Mexico Photo Legacy Project"
From a New Mexico History Museum press release...
Celebrate photographer Donald Woodman’s donation of his archive to the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors Photo Archives with a special event on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 pm. Woodman will speak about “My Life in Photography: A Career Overview,” as the museum announces the New Mexico Photo Legacy Project. The event is free with admission in the History Museum auditorium. Sundays are free to NM residents.
For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative photographs have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute.
The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is proud to accept Woodman’s photographic archives into its collections. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first group of material to be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series "The Rodeo and the West." Those images have been digitized and can be browsed by clicking here and typing in the keywords “Donald Woodman.”
As part of this special event, History Museum Director Frances Levine will reveal details of the New Mexico Photo Legacy Project, an effort to acquire new collections of visual material and provide the financial support to grow the storage facilities needed to support these important new collections. The Photo Legacy Project will also support exhibitions, publications, and research in and of the collections.