The Book

The (505) FACES project set out to create a beautiful, insightful collection of photographs and personal profiles of the people of New Mexico. Travelling to 20 cities in every part of the state, we amassed a comprehensive collection of photography and interviews. These portraits and stories explore the Land of Enchantment in a way that has never been done before. Through each unique face and every individual story, we discover more about what makes New Mexico so distinct and special
— it’s people.

Now with your help, we are looking to publish a book of the work.

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What We'll Need

Publishing a book is no easy feat, nor is it cheap. To make this possible we will need to sell 125 copies at $65/book. If we are able to achieve this figure we will raise the $8125 dollars that will make it possible to print, bind and package the final version of New Mexico: Portraits & Profiles the way that we envision it.

What You'll Get

The book itself is going to be beautiful. For your contribution you will get an 8.5″ X 11″, Smyth sewn, black linen, hard bound book with a full color dust jacket, printed on 100# Velvet Text paper. It will be a full on, fine art book with over 130 pages entirely produced and printed locally in New Mexico, by New Mexicans.

The Impact

The (505) Faces project set out to create a lasting work for the people of New Mexico. If we are able to take this final step and produce a printed and bound collection of the work, we feel that will have fulfilled our ultimate goal. We hope that New Mexico: Portraits & Profiles is not only a meaningful look at us as New Mexicans today , but that the book itself will live on. We hope that future generations will be able to pick up this beautiful book and peer into what it was like then. Maybe we’re just romantic, but we want this thing to be a part of New Mexico’s history.

Did we mention that this has been an entirely locally-sourced, statewide, massive art project made entirely possible by the community? We think that’s pretty cool too.

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