This photographic portrait of the University of New Mexico shares the lure and magic of the campus and its unique architecture. Formally established in 1889, UNM has evolved into a major American university, overcoming geographical isolation and the relative poverty and rural circumstances of much of the state's small population. Since its founding on the sand hills above downtown Albuquerque in 1889, the University of New Mexico has graduated countless thousands of students who have been the mainstays of New Mexico's economic, political, and cultural life. The heart and soul of Albuquerque, and beloved by its alumni across the country and around the world, UNM is much more than an alma mater. It has querencia, a place in our hearts, like a homeland.
V. B. Price is the recipient of the Arts Alliance Bravo Award for Excellence in Literary Arts, the Erna Fergusson Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Alumni Association of the University of New Mexico, and the ACLU-NM First Amendment Award. He is also general editor for the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry series, published by the University of New Mexico Press. Robert Reck is an internationally recognized architectural and interior design photographer and received a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. Reck is a contributing photographer to Architectural Digest and resides in Albuquerque.