Santa Clara Portraits: A Proud Tradition

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This beautiful book of portraits highlights potters of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. The book contains fifty-one stunning photographic images beautifully reproduced and printed by the award winning Gardner Lithograph. This simply, yet elegantly designed book features both well established and emerging artists from various families within Santa Clara Pueblo. Adjacent to each portrait is an example of the artist's pottery, along with a statement by the artist. The pottery shown exemplifies the incredible range of styles and designs that have evolved over the past century. Through his portraits, the author/photographer, Neil Chapman, provides a glimpse into the lives of a quiet people's dignity and pride--pride in their craftsmanship and pride in their traditions. The artists' statements echo this as well.

Viewers of Chapman's beautiful portrayal of Santa Clara Pueblo artists are sure to come away with a greater insight into who these people are and a better understanding of their proud tradition.

This book is the first to highlight so many artists from one pueblo--69 artists (in 51 portraits) from Santa Clara Pueblo. The book is dedicated to Teresita Naranjo, who passed away in January 1999. Other artists included: Angela Baca, Autumn Borts, Tammy Garcia, Gregory Lonewolf, Paul Speckled Rock, Ron Suazo, Roxanne Swentzell, and Nancy Youngblood.

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Neil Chapman is a respected photographer and educator. He earned a Masters in Art from California State University, Fullerton and a Doctorate in Educational Management from the University of La Verne. His work has been widely published and exhibited throughout the country and is in numerous collections, including the Bibleothique Nationale in Paris, France; the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art; and the Southwest Museum in Pasadena, California.

Chapman has been photographing people for the part sixteen years. His interest in American Indian culture dates back to the 1950s, when he traveled with his parents along Route 66. His fascination with the Native American Indian heritage and traditions began with recollections of stories he had heard about his great-grandfather, who was said to be of full Indian heritage.

About the Author:

Neil Chapman has been a fine art photographer for the past twenty-five years. He was born in California and has traveled extensively throughout the world and United States. He holds a doctorate In Education and a Masters in Art. His photographic subjects concentrate on the environmental portrait. His many projects include: "Mannequin Series One," "Broadway, Los Angeles," Taxonomy Entertainment," "Artists of Long Beach," and "Melrose, Los Angeles."

He currently resides in Buena Park, California and is a professor of photography at Mt. San Antonio College. His work is in such collections as: Bibleothique Nationale, Paris; Center for Creative Photography, Arizona; Southwest Museum, Los Angeles; New Orleans Museum of Art; Laguna Beach Museum of Art; Manual A. Bravo Collection, among others.

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