To me, photographing people is about establishing relationships first, and getting the photo, second. If I come away from a photo session with someone and feel good about our connection, I feel I have succeeded—and if I have, the photo will reflect that.


~ Don J. Usner


Lannan Portraits


Don J. Usner/Ventana de Luz Writing & Photography

222 East Marcy Street, Suite 7

Santa Fe, NM 87501


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Don J. Usner's  work has been featured in numerous books—many of which he wrote— as well as publications and exhibitions. A native to New Mexico, Don has also taught students at the college and high school level and has contributed to community groups and activities for more than 30 years. He also works as a photographer for Searchlight New Mexico, a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative and public service journalism in the interest of the people of New Mexico.

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