Centennial Portfolio

Desirée Manville, Prairie Tumbleweeds

Desirée Manville

Prairie Tumbleweeds

16 x 20” Photograph
Printed by Barry Norris Studio

Artist Statement

At seven years old, I received my first camera.  A Brownie Hawkeye purchased with Lipton Teabag tags. I took photographs of odd things my mother said, and I liked that. 

I grew up in Colorado, then in my early twenties, moved to Sanibel Island, Florida, where I continued photographing in the jungle. I loved the lack of light under the canopy of trees. Then in the ’80s, I moved to Taos, where there was anything but a lack of light. I had to learn to see differently. So much light! 

I am self-taught with the help of many books and much trial and error. I have had the opportunity to work with many incredible artists over the years, which of course, always helps seeing in different ways.



MSU, Denver, Colorado, Fort Myers Community College, Ft. Myers, FL, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Additional information about Desirée’s work can be found at her website: www.manvillephotography.com

Harwood Museum of Art Centennial Portfolio

A limited-edition portfolio of signed and numbered original prints and photographs by Taos based artists commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lucy Harwood’s establishment of the Harwood Foundation and creation of the Harwood Museum of Art

Thirty portfolios were printed between May and August 2022.  Documentation of the printing of each piece is included. The paper size of each print is 16 x 20".

Contact us with questions or request to see the portfolio in person

The Harwood Museum of Art Centennial Portfolio was published by the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico with assistance from the Harwood Museum Alliance.  Proceeds from this portfolio will support projects and programs of the Harwood Museum of Art

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