Space and Place
A resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1970, Edward Ranney has photographed different aspects of the southwestern United States for over thirty years. This work is characterized by images of its deep geological space, as well as distinctive views of ancient pueblo remains, the townscape of remote Hispanic villages, the annual recording of the construction of the earth sculpture Star Axis, and the personal chronicling of the photographer's own rural settlement near Santa Fe, known for generations as Chaquaco.
Different aspects of this work have been supported over the years by the Guggenheim Foundation, Eastman Kodak Company, The Society for Photographic Education, The New Mexico Photographic Survey, and the National Millenium Survey. In 1981 a grant from the Northern Arts Council of Great Britain underwrote landscape work and exhibition in Cumbria, UK, and a commission from the Canal Corridor Association, Chicago, in 1992 funded the exhibition and book, Prairie Passage, presented in 1998.