Wayne Suggs; Photographs of the Southwest and Beyond

Converge Las Cruces is pleased to be exhibiting: Wayne Suggs; Photographs of the Southwest and Beyond. This exhibition features 15 landscape photographs often using Wayne’s signature style incorporating deep focus, rich colors, and night skies.

“Living in the Southwest is a paradise for a landscape photographer. At an early age, I was introduced to the wonders of nature by parents who knew the importance of having a relationship with the Great Outdoors,” said Mr. Suggs. “They bought me a Nikon camera when I was fourteen and forty years later, I’m still using a Nikon camera in an attempt to capture and share the wonderment of our Southwest landscape.

Wayne captures the beauty of the Southwest and shares his images not only for others to enjoy, but to help increase awareness of the necessity to preserve our precious surroundings.

“Wayne’s photographs are very pertinent to the issues of today,” said John Craig, Director of Converge Las Cruces “Many of his photographs have been taken in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument near Las Cruces, New Mexico. This national monument’s expansion in 2014 is currently up for review by the current administration and could be reduced leaving cultural, historic, and environmental landmarks unprotected. Wayne’s photographs are a great example of what we have to lose when we do not protect our lands.”

Wayne Suggs is an accomplished photographer of 40 years and lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His work can be seen in national, state, and local publications such as New Mexico Magazine, The Reflector Astronomy Magazine, New Mexico Travelers Guide, and the Wilderness Society Publications to name a few. Wayne leads photography workshops through Muench Workshops and Dona Ana Community College. He can be reached at waynesuggsphotography@outlook.com

Wayne Suggs and Giggsy

Wayne Suggs and Giggsy

Paul Elliott; The Unfolding Landscape

Converge Las Cruces is pleased to announce our new online exhibition Paul Elliott; The Unfolding Landscape.

This exhibition features 18 black and white landscape photographs of an often vast, but always occupied American West. The heighten contrast, rich tones, and carefully composed dramatic images remind us of scenes from a John Ford Western.

“I think it’s no accident that Paul Elliott’s images hint at an old Western movie,” said Deborah Sperry, Director of exhibitions. “Paul is an award winning cinematographer who expands the narrative of the modern landscape by using photography suggestive of a movie story board. His photographs deeply reference the history of American landscape photography, but we see examples, small and large, of human expansion onto the land.”

Paul Elliott (IMDb Bio) is an award winning cinematographer and photographer. Originally from London, England, he is now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been nominated 3 times for the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers award, and won the award for best cinematography on a TV movie. Paul has also won a best cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival.