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One Nation One Year Launches June 30

Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: admin | Comments: No Comments; | Post a Comment »

Think about it:

What is the one thing you’d like to do if you had a chance to do it?

Maybe you’d bike across America? Maybe you’d trace your ancestry? Maybe you’d walk the Pacific coast? Maybe you’d write a movie script?

Albuquerque The Magazine staff photographer, Don James, stepped out on a limb in 2009 and filled in this blank.

Taking a year off, Don Packed his truck with his Nikon, flashes, batteries, and filled in the rest with clothes, food, a sleeping bag and necessities, and set off to photograph the Navajo nation in a way it had never before been photographed: through the eyes of a Navajo.

Don took 100,000 photos, traveled 10,000 miles on the reservation, and lived on $100 a week and the kindness of people. And then what? Well, he converted his life-changing experiencing into an insightful, captivating book.

Come help Albuquerque The Magazine and Don James celebrate the launch of his book, One Nation One Year at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30.

Expect great food, great drinks, and an intriguing presentation by Don about the book and his very cool year.

If you can’t make it to the launch party, be sure to check out One Nation One Year at a local bookstore, or on Amazon.

Have you seen Don’s book? What did you think?

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(Lots of) Favorite Things Friday

Posted: April 23rd, 2010 | Author: lexi | Comments: No Comments; | Post a Comment »

The weather may be on the “meh” side right now, but that’s not keeping us from T-ing G it’s F. Why? Well, there are about a million fun things going on this weekend, for one thing. Here are just a few that the ATM staff has been talking about this week:

1: Tonight, ABQ Trolley Co. is presenting its Fourth Friday Sunset Tour. It departs from Old Town (Plaza Don Luis) at 6:30 p.m. (and lasts until about 7:45). For $10 you can check out all the ABQ sights in the city’s only open-air trolley!

2: Runway Apparel Fashion Show: tomorrow (4/24), 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Miss New Mexico, Nicole Miner, hosts a day of fashion wtih hourly prize drawings and a fashion show to promote education and awareness benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Check it out at Runway Apparel (5901-D Wyoming Blvd. NE). I mean, really: is there anything more stylish than supporting a good cause?

3: Downtown Growers’ Market: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, enjoy some of the area’s freshest local produce, gourmet cheese, pasta, tamales, fry bread, baked goods, and tons of other appetite-whetting goodies at Robinson Park (Central Avenue and Eighth Street).

4: Gathering of Nations Powwow: You definitely don’t want to miss out on North America’s biggest powwow. Traditional dances, entertainment and music, Native American cuisine… the Powwow has it all. It’s today and tomorrow at The Pit.

And we would be totally remiss if we didn’t mention that our own staff photographer, Don James, will be signing copies of his new book, One Nation, One Year, at the powwow. He spent a year in the Navajo Nation, documenting the experience with his camera. It’s the coolest. (Ooh, and please vote for it in Pepsi’s Refresh Everything—if it’s in the top ten vote-getters, the project gets $5K grant to be used in helping promote understanding of the Navajo Nation!)

5: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: Take a hike—for a good cause! On Sunday, 4/25, walk with hundreds of others from Cottonwood Mall to support breast cancer research.

6: Enchantment Pet Resort and Spa: A SPECIAL offer just for you ATM readers who love pooches! This weekend, purchase a bag of any chicken-flavored dry dog food (Wellness, Taste of the Wild, Innova, California Natural, and Flint River Ranch brands, 15 pounds or larger) and get a rubber chicken squeak toy for $1 (they’re usually $8.99). Partake of the goodies at 580 Quantum Rd NE, Rio Rancho, 891-4100.

7: And for sure check out the Galileo: Messenger from the Stars event at Explora on 4/24, 1–3:30 p.m.

So what are you doing this weekend?

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A Photo of a Photo Shoot

Posted: October 13th, 2009 | Author: lexi | Comments: 1 Comment | Post a Comment

Love this picture (by ATM photographer, Don): our creative director, Vicki, directing a photo shoot of ATM staffers donning the season’s hottest shoes (from Zapatos) for a spread in an upcoming issue of the mag.


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