Camposantos: A Photographic Essay by Dorothy Benrimo
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Camposantos: A Photographic Essay by Dorothy Benrimo

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A collection of photographs by Dorothy Benrimo, taken of graveyards in New Mexico in 1939.
Hardcover, 1st, 76 pages
Published 1966 by Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
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Loren
There seem to be very few books about the graveyards of New Mexico. This one, which collects lovely black-and-white photographs taken in the early 1940s, documents the camposantos that the photographer recognized would be going away. The wooden crosses and picket fences couldn't stand forever, even in the desert air. I wonder if these images could be recreated now, or if she was right, and all that's contained in this book has passed away.

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