Lee Marmon Gallery photographer of Indian Art


Lee Marmon's Contribution to American Culture

Marmon has given the Laguna culture of yesteryear something that their forebears did not have: A legacy of faces and names that are truly human. That human face is Lee Marmon's gift to his culture, and to us.

Here is a limited selection of his best known and most highly acclaimed images. All are available for immediate purchase, both framed and unframed, or in wall poster form, in the Online Store.

Lee's images are sure to delight and enchant the outdoor lover, the history buff, the art collector, the cultural sophisticate, and anyone who embraces a love of the earth and humanity in all of their splendid variations.

Visions of My People: A proud celebration of the Laguna People, and of American history, talent, culture, and diversity from America's best-loved Native American Photographer.

Engine Rock

Distinctive cloud formations lend a dramatic backdrop to Lee Marmon's stunning and remarkable landscape images. One of only a handful of Mr. Marmon's well-known color photos, the landmark sandstone monument known as Engine Rock blends beautifully with the breathtaking expanse of the New Mexico sky. Mount Taylor looms in the background.

"I just happened to be there at the right time," Marmon recalls. "In landscape shots, the sky, the sunlight, and the clouds can turn an ordinary-looking shot into something truly extraordinary.

"Engine Rock" may be thousands of years old, but it took Lee Marmon's grandfather, Robert G. Marmon (1848-1934), and the invention of the steam locomotive, to give the formation its name. Ohio-born Robert Marmon eventually became the first white governor of a New Mexico pueblo, while the region was still a territory.

(Near Laguna, New Mexico 1985)
Camera: Pentax 6 x 7 2.25 x 2.75