Celebrating the colorful legacy of both New Mexico's first 100 years of statehood, this book is a stunning celebration of this Southwestern state's scenic wonders. Remarkable color photographs feature the timeless vistas, majestic landmarks, and cultural icons the Land of Enchantment is known for worldwide—as well as never-before-seen portraits of the state's luminous landscapes and hidden gems. John Annerino casts an artist's, adventurer's, and scholar's perspective on renowned international destinations he knows intimately. He weaves each New Mexico's natural history, legends, and storied human history into evocative introductory essays. Evocative quotes from early travelers, writers, and photographers, whose own journeys defined their character as much as their prose, poetry, and images later defined our modern perceptions of New Mexico's extraordinary Western landscape also shape this tribute to a magnificent place in the American landscape.
John Annerino is the author and photographer of 14 distinguished photography books and thirty single-artist calendars, including the award winning Desert Light, Indian Country, Grand Canyon Wild, Canyons of the Southwest, The Wild Country of Mexico, and the 2011 Mayan Long Count Calendar. John's credits include National Geographic Adventure, BrownTrout, Travel & Leisure, LIFE, Newsweek, People, Scientific American, Time, Travel Holiday, and many other prestigious clients worldwide. In his quest to explore the renowned landscapes and hidden gems of the Great Southwest with camera and pen over last 25 years, John has climbed its hallowed mountains, rafted its wild and scenic rivers, journeyed on foot through its mystical chasms, and crossed its alluring deserts. He has photographed and come to know the region's Native peoples and ceremonies, Western cowboys and traditions, and Spanish heritage and celebrations.