Photographer Andy Long is based in Lakewood, Colo., and runs photographic tours of the Southwest through First Light Photo Tours (firstlighttours.com). He is a featured writer and contributor to apogeephoto.com, an online photo magazine. His articles also appear in every issue of Nature Photographer magazine, of which he's an assistant editor and featured columnist as well as PhotoMedia Online.
New Mexico's Enchanted History Unpublished
Influenced equally by American, Spanish and native Pueblo culture, New Mexico is packed with architectural and historical treasures.
Long before U.S. expansion reached New Mexico, the native people of the region, known as the Pueblo Indians, had many encounters with the Spanish, who shaped their culture almost as dramatically as the American settlers did. The mountainous northern areas of New Mexico are some of the best places for today's photographers to document how Pueblo culture has been altered by Spanish and American influences. Missions, ruins and thriving...