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  CAITLIN: My name is Caitlin Jenkins. I’ve lived in Santa Fe for three years now, and absolutely love it. I’m a professional photographer. AMY: My name is Amy Tischler and I am a 44-year-old woman living in Santa Fe. I’m an amateur photographer which is how I got involved in Instagram. I am a…

Arte del Norte

  Early Experiences Everybody has their road. And it’s up to you to decide what kind of road you want. Sometimes we’re a little blind when you’re younger. You get in a road that you can’t get out of. Como el purgatorio, purgatory. I been working on this piece like for a week. I’m pretty…

Exhibiting Santa Fe with Bobby Beals

“It’s important to be proud of where you’re from. I want to bring the traditional side of Santa Fe into the new modern contemporary world. I want to honor the traditions of the people that are from here.” – Bobby Beals  My name is Bobby Beals and I’m a fifth generation Santa Fean. My grandparents…

Riding Low, Burque Style!

“New Mexico as a culture, as a people, we have this image of what we grew up with and what we were raised with… we hold on that. That unity and pride. A lot of us didn’t have it easy.” – Lawrence Marquez My name is Lawrence Marquez and I was born here in Albuquerque,…

Anita’s Magical Taos

“If you think about it, creativity is the opposite of violence. It can bring social change without violence. I deliberately paint for both intellectuals and people who don’t read because a lot of my people don’t read.” My name is Anita Otivero Rodriguez and I was born and raised here in Taos. I was born…

Don’s ABQ

“I dropped out of college. I got good grades, but I got bored. I want to learn what I want to learn, not on some assembly line. I have continued my studies in the university of life and that I shall not graduate until my last breath.” – Don Schrader My name is Don Schrader…

Family Bonds & Cultural Preservation

“I believe that moving to America did not affect my cultural practices. Our children still follow their culture; knowing the fundamentals are an important part of our heritage.” – Chung-Yun Yu Story By: Wei-Shuen Yu Photo Credits: Bobby Gutierrez Hui-Ming Lee-Yu My name is Hui-Ming Lee-Yu; I am originally from Taipei Taiwan. The reason why I…

Humanizing Education One Face at a Time

Quote: “No one is born fully formed. It is through self experience that we become what we are.” – Paulo Freire La Academia de Esperanza Charter High School is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are a small school of about 200 students, and we are adding our voices and faces to the movement of young…

Youth Development in the South Valley

Quote: “A lot of the times politicians don’t sit down and think about the different impacts students have. They don’t realize that kids from different high schools are going to react different to policy changes.” I was born and raised in Mexico City. The reason I moved to New Mexico was that my father was coming…

A Language of Cultural Preserbation

Quote: “A lot of the culture here is a mixture of Spanish and Mexican cultures. The spirit comes from our Native blood.” Angélica Navarro Ceballos: Yo soy Angélica Navarro Ceballos y soy de Cómala, Colima, México. Soy Mexicana. Llegué aquí el 20 de Noviembre del 92 aquí a Ribera, San Miguel. Me vine a trabajar con…

Agricultural Soul of the Valley

Quote: “When people ask me “what is your religion?” I tell them: “chiles, tomatoes, lettuce and spinach, and the sun and the earth.” That’s my true religion. When you’re planting seeds, youre praying.” The Artist, The Farmer, The Dancer Every single culture, every single religion, every single model of art; it comes from agriculture. I mean,…

Vibing to “La Llorona”

  Quote: “Everybody in town seems to be really proud of New Mexico which awesome! Everybody’s rockin’ the Zia! Everybody’s feeling it. And it’s great! There is this specific pride to this state!” Growing Up With Music JAVIER SANDOVAL: My name is Javier Sandoval. I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico. My mom is from Chihuahua; my…