'The Color of Dreams'

Photographer Wayne Suggs has show opening Aug. 20 at Farm and Ranch Museum


“Landscape photography is magical to me,” said Las Cruces photographer Wayne Suggs.

The renowned New Mexico photographer will share some of that magic with the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum NMFRHM), 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.

The opening reception for his show, “The Color of Dreams,” is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the museum. The public is invited to meet Suggs and enjoy refreshments at the free event in the museum’s arts corridor, NMFRHM said in a news release.

Regular admission is required to see the rest of the museum: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4-17.

The Color of Dreams exhibit features 25 of Suggs’ most-recent photographs, which are included in his book of the same name.

“His images capture the beautiful, rugged landscape of New Mexico,” the release said. “Whether the composition includes night skies, cacti, petroglyphs, boulders or abandoned structures, Suggs’ photographs have a distinct feel and look.”

“For 47 years, I’ve held a camera in my hand,” said Suggs, who has lived his whole life in Las Cruces. “My love and passion for the art of photography has continued to grow with each passing year. To return in my mind to that moment in time, and to remember the joy I felt when I pressed the shutter has made the photographs a part of who I am. I’m not in love with my photographs, I’m in love with all the experiences, the friends I’ve made, and most of all, being out in nature.”

The 2015 New Mexico Magazine photographer of the year, Suggs has won numerous awards, including The Oliver Award for his work in night photography with petroglyphs. His photography can be seen in New Mexico Magazine and other local, state and national publications, including The Reflector Astronomy Magazine, New Mexico Travelers Guide and the Wilderness Society publications.

The Color of Dreams exhibit continues through Dec. 3, 2022.


Wayne Suggs