Andy Zadrozny will be the musical entertainment and the Women’s Board will be serving refreshments for the opening of this retrospective of New Mexico photographer Anne Noggle.
Anne Noggle (1922-2005) was a woman of many talents, working as a pilot, photographer, curator, and professor. Featuring more than 35 photographs, this exhibition will reintroduce the artist to the public ten years after her death and includes recent additions to the museum’s holding of nearly 100 of her prints. Noggle didn’t begin her career as a photographer until middle age, but she quickly gained recognition with her honest and witty work. By 1982, she had received a Guggenheim Fellowship and she later received three awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and an honorary doctorate from the University of New Mexico. She was the first curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, serving from 1970-1976, while also working as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. She is particularly known for her unblinking self-portraits (including nudes and those taken when she was recovering from face-lift surgery) and portraits of elderly women that show their beauty and strong personalities.