A number of my pinhole photographs have been added to the Pinhole Resource Archive at the Palace of the Governors in New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors was originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain’s seat of government for what is today the American Southwest. This adobe structure, now the state’s history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999. I’m very pleased to join many of my pinhole photographer friends in being a part of this collection.
The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives contains more than 800,000 prints, cased photographs, glass plate negatives, stereographs, photo postcards, lantern slides and more. Almost 20,000 images can be keyword searched on its website. The materials date from approximately 1850 to the present and cover the history and people of New Mexico from some of the most important 19th- and 20th-century photographers of the West.
The Pinhole Resource Archives, the world’s largest collection of images, books and cameras on pinhole photography, recently joined New Mexico’s largest archive of photography, the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives at the New Mexico History Museum. The collection was a donation from Pinhole Resource Inc., which is based in New Mexico and led by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer. Find out more about the Pinhole Resource Archives here.
Many of the prints in this collection, including the Pinhole Resource Archives can be viewed online in their searchable database.