Late last month, I boarded a plane headed for Albuquerque. I had signed up for a week long class in documentary storytelling at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
The workshop was being taught by the Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Deanne Fitzmaurice. There were 15 of us. Professional photographers to photography hobbiests. We were from all over the country and of every age.
Our mission, as set forth by our teacher, was to find a subject, be it person, place, an organization or a movement. Get permission to photograph there for 4 days. Find a compelling story to tell with images. Not an easy assignment for most of us. Subjects were as diverse as the class. Stories about couples. About artists. About heros. About chefs. About dancers. About tattoo artists. About earthships!
My story was about love & horses at the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding.
Children and adults with special needs come to the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding to learn to care for the elderly horses and to ride them. To witness this is truly a moving experience.
Enjoy the show.