Light of the Great Mystery

Light of the Great Mystery


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Light of the Great Mystery showcases award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian's stunning Native American portraits and his artistry of the photographic medium. 

The 24-page portfolio measures 9x12-inches and was printed in a total edition of 425 of which 100 copies are being specially offered—for a limited time—numbered and signed. Light of the Great Mystery includes an essay by the photographer about the images and how they came into being. A missive by Marquel Musgrave from the Pueblo of Nambé speaks about the resiliency of Native American people and the importance of ancient wisdom as a cure for an ailing world. The work was created to honor the legacy of Native American people and their culture.

"The faces of the Native American people I photograph reveal to me a profound sense of the sacred. These people are descendants of those I first encountered in images by photographer Edward Curtis that I admired in a photo history class long ago. I remember being deeply moved by what I saw projected on the screen that day . . ."
~ Craig Varjabedian (from the photographer's essay)

"Craig Varjabedian's photography captures, with arresting clarity, the ineffable whispers of time and spirit layered deep in New Mexico's cultural landscape. Through the artful combination of his compassionate eye and technical virtuosity, he evokes the past in the present and the holy in the everyday."

~ Catherine Whitney, Curator of American Art, Philbrook Museum of Art

Published by Eloquent Light Editions, 2017.
24 pages, 9×12 inches, softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0999673201

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