Photography and New Mexico

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Ernest Knee in New Mexico: Photographs, 1930sā€“1940s

Edited by Dana Knee

Ernest Knee (1907ā€“1982) was a gifted photographer and Howard Hughes's personal photographer. He was the first cameraman to record Angel Falls. Montreal-born Knee first visited Santa Fe in 1931 and soon set up a darkroom on Camino del Monte Sol, joining the ranks of a flourishing art community. He became friends with many artists and photographers of his time, including Edward Weston, Gustave Baumann, Ansel Adams, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Laura Gilpin. Knee's landscape work remains a primary achievement in New Mexico's photographic history. Dana Knee has restored and edited some five thousand large-format negatives, many never printed by the photographer in his lifetime, selecting over one hundred images for the first published retrospective of Knee's work.


Dana Knee, the third son of Ernest Knee, is a classically trained musician who has divided his time between woodworking and photography for the last twenty years. He lives in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico.

Robert A. Ewing is the director emeritus of the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

9 x 12 in. 128 pages 113 duotones