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SOCORRO – New Mexico-based photographer William Stone will present a lecture and slide program on Friday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Workman 101 on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Stone will present images from his new book, New Mexico: Then & Now, published by Westcliffe Publishers in fall 2003. This large-format book is based on the comparative technique of repeat photography and presents a collection of 115 historical photographs by early-day photographers matched with contemporary images by Stone. Dating from as early as 1855, the historical scenes provide a glimpse of many facets of New Mexico places, life, and history. Stone’s images, shot with a large-format camera from precisely matched camera locations, are contrasted with their historical counterparts and capture the same scenes as they appear now. Stone will discuss the history of the scenes and his experiences searching for these very specific photographic subjects.

Stone is an Albuquerque-based photographer who specializes in landscapes and ancient cultures of the American Southwest. His images have appeared in publications produced by New Mexico Magazine, Arizona Highways, the Archaeological Conservancy, the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, and others. Other books featuring his work include Along New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail, New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail: The Official Guide and Albuquerque: Spirit of the New West. Fine art prints of Stone's work have been exhibited at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), the Governor's Gallery (Santa Fe, NM), Kolb Studio (Grand Canyon National Park, AZ), the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque, NM), and other venues. His images have also been used for posters, documentary films, and advertising.