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.

Zuni Rain Priest

It was a chilly afternoon in the high country in autumn when Lee Marmon snapped this striking image of the Zuni Rain Priest. The intensity of the expression on the priest's face reflects the rigor and solemnity with which he carried out his spiritual duties.

"The Zuni Rain Priest is considered the pueblo's highest spiritual leader," Marmon explains. "He watches the phases of the moon carefully, and he uses that as a basis to schedule the tribal ceremonies."

(Zuni Sacred Mountain, New Mexico, 1999)
Camera: Pentax 6 x 7