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Amadeo Sandoval's Kitchen and Bedroom, Río Lucío, New Mexico
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© Alex Harris
Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

Alex Harris
American, New Mexico, Negative, June 1985; Print, 1994
Chromogenic print
17 9/16 x 22 3/8 in.
98.XM.214.3

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Amadeo's inscription above the doorway . . . summed up the spirit of the house: "I Love My God, I Love the Red White and Blue and You. Red White Blue and God Bless You."
--Alex Harris

In photographing the interior of Amadeo Sandoval's modest kitchen and bedroom, Alex Harris provided an intimate glimpse into the life of his adopted community in northern New Mexico. Both sensual and sorrowful, this image conveys the innate dignity Harris found not only in the home of Amadeo Sandoval but among all the residents of the region.

Harris memorialized the vivid color schemes of his neighbors' homes and the high desert landscapes of northern New Mexico in his series Red White Blue and God Bless You , published in 1992, and named after an inscription on the wall of Amadeo's kitchen.