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.

Jose Teofilo

"Jose was in his mid-eighties when he posed for me in this image," Lee Marmon recalls. "While I was photographing him, his grand-daughters came out of the house and told me he had just come back from deer hunting. He went out with a group, and stayed at the base camp while the younger men went searching for deer."

It was while Jose was alone in the camp when a deer happened by, and Jose bagged it without ever leaving camp, which made him the object of admiration with the younger hunters.

Jose was very active in his later years. Later, Marmon's daughter, novelist Leslie Marmon Silko, later immortalized Jose by using him as the basis for a character in her book, "The Man to Send Rainclouds ."

(Laguna, 1961)