Photographs by Paul O'Connor.
University Of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2014. 144 pp., 62 halftone illustrations, 12x15".
The photographs in Taos Portraits capture sixty subjects in black and white. Among others, Larry Bell, Bob Ellis, Gus Foster, Dennis Hopper, Ken Price, Tony Reyna, Mark Romero, Dean Stockwell, Maye Torres, and Carmen Velarde represent O'Connor's cross-cultural and cross-generational reminiscence of the Taos art community. Editor Bill Whaley worked with the writers to record their impressions in short narratives, which the Taos News called 'funny, poignant, and revealing anecdotes.'