How The Southwest's Landscape Changed Over Time

Nov 18, 2016

In 1929, from the open cockpit of their biplane, newlyweds Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh took some of the first aerial photographs of the terrain and ruins of the Southwest.  Eighty years later, another high-flying photographer, Adriel Heisey, took the exact same shots.  Seventeen pairs of these magnificent photographs are on display in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.

The exhibit's curator, archeologist Maxine McBrinn, talks about how these now-and-then photographs reveal significant changes in our rivers, streams and acequias.

In this more complete version of the interview, Ms. McBrinn speaks in greater detail about the ecological, technological and population-related changes revealed in the two sets of photographs.