Nancy Hunter Warren will be interviewed by Lucy Moore about her memoir Recollections of a Blind Photographer.
Recollections of a Blind Photographer is a remarkable memoir, for its stunning photographs, and for its honesty and passion. Nancy Hunter Warren, long admired for her photographs of the cultural richness of her adopted state, tells of her adventures with a camera on the back roads of New Mexico. She also shares with the reader the devastating experience of losing her sight and how she has adjusted to a life of darkness. Living at home she continues to find great pleasure in life and to "see" the beauty and excitement around her with her other senses. Forever the creative artist, Nancy has discovered the joys of writing and is delighted to offer her story to the reader.
Lured to New Mexico in the early 70s by her studies in archaeology, Warren uprooted herself and her two youngest children and moved across the country. Once here, she honed her skills as a photographer and set out to capture the personality of the state. Full of vignettes about everyday life and the people she met, this is the type of narrative that historians yearn for, to breathe life into official documents. It is also a story of incredible resilience in the face of great obstacles. A great read for anyone who loves New Mexico. (Robin Farwell)
A prolific photographer, Nancy has authored four other books:
Villages of Hispanic New Mexico (School of American Research Press); New Mexico Style: A Source Book of Traditional Architectural Details (Museum of New Mexico Press); The Jicarilla Apache: A Portrait (University of New Mexico Press); Pueblo Dancing (Schiffer Publishing)