Descendants series

Norman Mauskopf’s most recent book, Descendants, focuses on the Hispanic culture of northern New Mexico. The book is published by Santa Fe-based Twin Palms/Twelve Trees Press.

Norman Mauskopf received the W. Eugene Smith Fellowship for this documentary project. The body of work consists of 50 images taken over the last decade of the Hispanic peoples and cultures of Northern New Mexico. Norman Mauskopf writes of the work Descendants,

“Northern New Mexico is a complex weave of pride and history. In this region of ancient traditions and striking environmental and ethnic diversity, Norman Mauskopf has spent the last decade photographing the Hispanic people and their culture. The photographs that emerged depict the intersection of religion, injustice, community, and transcendence.”

The book includes the poetry of New Mexican poet Jimmy Santiago Baca.
A segment from the poem, Singing at the Gates, reads:

and newborns scream their arrivals,
and fathers with wrist chains and tattoos
cling to their little loves in parks,
and the circle widens and expands and ripples
toward every closed gate, with tribal drums beating,
gourds blowing and rattles rattling
we are here, we are here, we are here

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