Last weekend I had the opportunity to give a lecture at the Las Cruces Museum of Art in conjunction with their exhibition Art in the Detail: 20th Century Masters of Photography (from the Syracuse University Collection). I was excited to talk about the featured images and photographers (Bernice Abbott, Aaron Siskind, Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, to name a few) in more detail, looking specifically at process, technique and composition. I gave a very abbreviated history of photography leading up to celluloid film and silver gelatin printing; the common threads in methods of capture and print amongst the photographers. I shared some of my favorite items from my personal photo collection of Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, carte de visites, and more, and I also had the opportunity to lead a demo on lighting and closeup photography. We covered a lot of ground in two hours and I am so grateful to LeeAnn for coordinating the event, and to the participants for their energy and interest.