Pictures of clouds and rodeo performers and a series of portraits and self-portraits taken during sessions with psychiatrist Donald Fineberg populate the portfolios of Belen photographer Donald Woodman. Mary Anne Redding, photography chair at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, curated Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico, opening Sunday, Feb. 23, at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave.).
Woodman earned a degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati and worked as an assistant to the architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. He studied with the intuitive photographer Minor White at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Woodman’s diaries from those days include these words from White: “When one is thinking visually there are no words, there are colors, there are forms, there are shapes, there are relationships, there are all things that are visual but there are no words. No Words.”