Anne Noggle: Myself as a Teenager
1984, gelatin silver print
New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., 505- 476-5072 The museum’s exhibition Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle spans the career of a photographer who often made herself the subjects of her works. Noggle (1922-2005) was a photographer, pilot, professor, and poet who co-curated the influential exhibition Women of Photography: An Historical Survey in San Francisco in 1975 with photographer Margery Mann. She earned her pilot’s license while in high school at a time when there were few women pilots and served as a service pilot in World War II. “There is a resemblance, I think, between flying and photography,” she once said. “Both are done alone, in concept anyway, and both require independence and optimism, and some dumb courage.” The show opens Friday, April 1, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Entrance to the show is by museum admission (there is no charge the first Friday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m.).