Janet Maes Gagliano
Illumination and emotion are the ultimate guides for my photo opportunities. From reflections to ancient structures, landscapes to street art, flowers to shadows, I am drawn by the smallest detail and the grandest vistas when the light and my heart lead the way. As a native New Mexican with many generations of ancestors to draw upon, I am drawn to images that tell a story of those who came before, those who will follow, and the surroundings that connect them. My hope is that my photographs will draw you in and enchant you as well.
With a deep, multi-generational family connection to New Mexico, Janet spends every free moment she has trekking around the state discovering hidden gems and capturing them through her photography.
Janet began public display of her photos in 2014 and was invited to participate in the UK Black and White Print Exchange Group in 2016. In September 2018, Janet was one of a select group of artists who had the opportunity to participate in Artists Days at the Rail Yards to document the historic complex before renovations begin. Her work, "Rail Yards Reflection," a 24 x 36 aluminum print, was selected for purchase by the City of Albuquerque. Janet was voted the photography category winner at the New Mexico Artisan Market, 2018. Her work is New Mexico True Certified. Look for Janet's photograph, "Sunrise at Chimney Rock" which will be featured in the 2020 Ghost Ranch calendar!
You can see more of Janet’s work at the Albuquerque Rail Yards Market, every other Sunday, May – October; at Santa Fe’s Contemporary Hispanic Market the last weekend in July; and at the New Mexico Artisan Market in Albuquerque Thanksgiving weekend. Her work is also featured at the WHEELS Museum at the Albuquerque Rail Yards.