Centennial Portfolio

William Davis, Old Road into Taos

William Davis

Old Road into Taos

20 x 16” Photograph
Printed by Barry Norris Studio

Photographer Bill Davis is a true “Living Master”, having pursued a life in photography since the early 1960s. Throughout those years he developed his art, first in color, then for over 45 years he created images in black and white. Now, after years of frustration at not being able to make color prints with the same aesthetic qualities as his black and white work, Bill has found that the new digital technologies allow him to craft his color work with the same care he used in the darkroom.

The Harwood Museum of Art, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, Yale University, and the New Mexico State Archives all have Bill’s work in their collections. His portfolio of toned portraits of New Mexico mental health patients, La Gente de la Sangre, was the recipient of a purchase award by the prestigious Martin Foundation for The Creative Arts. In 1999 his photographic image Moonrise Over Double Mountain was selected as the poster image for the Spring Arts Celebration, marking the first time a photograph was used on an arts festival poster in Taos. He was given the Distinguished Achievement Award as the recipient of the Mildred Talbot Photography Award at the 39th Annual Fall Arts Festival in 2013.


Artist Statement

For over a half century I have devoted my life to exploring the possibilities of the photographic image.



A.B. in Latin American History from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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".

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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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