E Pluribus Unum: El Norte Photographic Portrait Project To Visit Los Alamos Friday


Since 2012, Santa Fe’s mobile artspace has been traveling across the state of New Mexico working on a statewide photographic portrait project, E Pluribus Unum. The mobile gallery is outfitted as a mobile black and white photography studio. Visitors bring an object of personal significance and sit for a portrait, holding their special object.

Prints are made immediately using Axle’s solar-powered printer. One copy is given to the participant, another is pasted onto the exterior of the Axle mobile artspace. Over the course of each iteration of the project the exhibition grows to include many hundreds or thousands of portraits. At the close of each project, a book of the portraits and accompanying writing is published and the portraits are exhibited in local museums and artspaces.

Each E Pluribus Unum project visits and documents a different part of the state. E Pluribus Unum: El Norte will visit communities spread across north-central and north-eastern New Mexico, from August 26th through October 11th, 2022.  In the summer of 2023, The portraits will be exhibited at the Taos Center for the Arts.

Past E Pluribus Unum projects were created in Santa Fe (2012), Albuquerque (2014), Dinétah (2016), and Southeastern New Mexico (2018).

E Pluribus Unum: El Norte will be in these communities: Los Alamos, Espanola, Santa Clara, Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, Chimayo, Raton, Clayton, Chimayo, Truchas, Dixon, Peñasco, El Prado, Questa, Costilla, Taos, Solano, Tucumcari, Las Vegas, Abiquiu, Chama, and Dulce.

SCHEDULE: Exact dates and locations are still in-process. Check website for updates.


LOS ALAMOS – August 26

downtown by Ruby K’s noon-4 p.m. and Summer Concert Series, Ashley Pond, 6-9 pm

SANTA CLARA – August 27

10am -1pm Puyé (or the casino) check website

CHIMAYO – August 27

2-5pm Benny Chavez Community Center

ESPANOLA – August 28

El Paragua/El Parasol 9-11am

POJOAQUE – August 28

Poeh Cultural Center noon-4pm

ESPANOLA – August 29

Farmers Market 9am-noon

Moving Arts 1-4pm