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Ernest Knee (1907-1982) was a gifted photographer who left a remarkable visual record of New Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s. Knee was Howard Hughes's personal photographer and the first cameraman to record Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, but the images he is most recognized for are those of the majesty of New Mexico's skies, adobe churches, villages and endlessErnest Knee (1907-1982) was a gifted photographer who left a remarkable visual record of New Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s. Knee was Howard Hughes's personal photographer and the first cameraman to record Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, but the images he is most recognized for are those of the majesty of New Mexico's skies, adobe churches, villages and endless landscapes. Montreal-born Knee first visited Santa Fe in 1931 and soon set up a darkroom on Camino del Monte Sol, joining the ranks of a flourishing art community. He became friends with many artists and photographers of his time, including Edward Weston, Gustave Baumann, Ansel Adams, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Laura Gilpin. He captured with intimacy and a sensitive modernist eye the expanse of southwestern landscapes and gave us iconic images of the churches at Ranchos de Taos and Trampas, the ruins at Canyon de Chelly and Mesa Verde, the sand hills of Abiquiu and Monument Valley. Knee's landscape work remains a primary achievement in New Mexico's photographic history. many never printed by the photographer in his lifetime, selecting over one hundred images for the first published retrospective of Knee's work....

Title : Ernest Knee in New Mexico: Photographs, 1930s-1940s
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ISBN : 9780890134344
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 114 Pages
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  • Peter Tillman
    2019-05-09 08:19

    Ernest Knee (1907-1982) moved to Santa Fe in the early 1930s for his health. He learned photography at the tail-end of the glass-plate era. He was a very active photographer until he left New Mexico in the early 40s, to take a wartime job in Howard Hughes' aircraft company in California. His son Dana restored many of his father's negatives, and picked 81 large-format photos for this retrospective, which covers the period 1935 to 1947.The book's title is somewhat misleading. Knee's photos were taken throughout the Southwest US, About half of the photos are of New Mexico, and about 15 are from a 1941 tour of Mexico. The reproduction quality in the book is very good, and it is interesting, for this life-long Southwesterner, to see what has changed and what has stayed the same.Many of the photos from this book are available online at the Ernest Knee Photographic Trust: http://www.artworld.us/ernestknee/pho... Recommended for fans of old landscape photographs and the old Southwest.