Craig Varjabedian approaches the making of a photograph with the skill of a well-trained photographer and a sensitivity to what he calls the ìpower of place.î His artistry is in capturing the enduring power of the land through luminous and finely crafted black and white photographs.

Varjabedian received his masterís degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked for master photographer Paul Caponigro. He has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NM Endowment for the Humanities, the Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Varjabedian received an Emmy award for a public television program he co-produced on his photographic work.

His photographs have been collected by many private and public institutions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Taylor Museum and the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University where an archive for his photographs has been established.

He is currently the Director of The New Mexico Photography Field School, where he conducts workshops on all aspects of photography. For further information see:

http://www.photofieldschool.com