Students and instructors alike were in awe of the concept of “just one frame,” just one rule—part of a promise photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper made to himself at the start of his career on April Fool’s Day in 1969. Visiting from Glascow Scotland on behalf of the Lannan Foundation, Cooper managed to pay a brief visit to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s photography program to share his story of traversing the earth and to promote the opening of his new work Carry Me. Cooper is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Photography Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1978): a MacArthur Fellowship (1997); and, most recently, a John Simon Guggenheim Award. His work can be found worldwide in more than 50 public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art.
Opening Reception with the Artist 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28.
Lannan Foundation Gallery
309 Read Street, Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Christie Davis (505) 954-5140 email@example.com
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5pm or by appointment