For over 30 years these artists have focused on the wild places in the desert southwest and the people crossing the lands where Mexico and the United States come together. The exhibition unfolds their multiple collaborations over the last seven years. Cardona’s photographs are of people while Berman’s are of the land in Arizona and New Mexico. Together these images tell a haunting story of life on the border. Both artists are currently represented in Lannan’s art collection. The exhibition was on view in Santa Fe from November 15 to December 31, 2008.
The Santa Fe Art Institute received a grant in support of travel expenses for artists/speakers and for advertising in conjunction with the exhibition The History of the Future: Photographs by Michael Berman and Julián Cardona and Writing by Charles Bowden.