Harriet Neal has been taking photos most of her life, but only about 15 years ago her interest became a real passion. Her main focus has been on landscape photography, when retirement allowed her to travel and camp with her geologist husband. In the last few years her concentration has been on infrared and black and white fine art photography to show what she considers the essence of the scene.
Harriet Neal’s photography has been shown in numerous exhibitions, both in New Mexico and Arizona. Her exhibits include numerous times in Shades of Gray (an ANMPAS show), the New Mexico State Fair, Placitas Artists Series, and five-years in the Placitas Artists Studio Tour. Her 2018 solo exhibition of 36 images at the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho was widely praised. Harriet has been an art museum docent for more than twenty years and attributes her photographic skills to years of studying the masters in the art world.
Harriet says “I am passionate about my photography and passionate about the American West, especially New Mexico. I see a spiritual dimension in my work and believe we begin to understand our own place in the universe through connection with our environment. I continually try to evolve in my photography by slowing down and taking the time to really look at the large and small details of the world in which we all live. Using a camera to poke a way in, I want to share what I find. Some images may be distressing, and some will contain beauty that is breathtaking.”