“Enchant This: A Photography Exhibition/March 12 – April 3, 2022”

photo courtesy Enchant This Credit: Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli

Excerpt from a press release:

“To enchant is a photography exhibit that brings the state of New Mexico to the nation’s capital. The only thing more beautiful than New Mexico’s beautiful landscape is its magical culture. This exhibit is an intimate portrait of the Southwestern state, told by two incredible New Mexico photographers,

Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli and Gabriela Campos.

New Mexico is essentially brown from its land to its people, whether they are descendants of American Indians, Mexicans, Spaniards or come from the Caribbean. With a camera as their weapon of choice, Nathaniel and Gabriela transport you to the Land of Enchantment, through special moments told through their lens.

This body of raw footage puts us in the passenger seat of a hydraulic lowrider, on the back of a temperamental rodeo bull, and deep in the unique and awe-inspiring weirdness that is the New York State Fair. Mexico as we get our faces decorated for Dia De Los Muertos.

1611 Eckington Place NE
washington d.c.

Gallery opening hours:

Thursday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 1pm-7pm
Saturday: noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Paid events:

Friday: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. or midnight
Saturday: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. or 8 p.m.-11 p.m./Midnight
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

About Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli

Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli is a Japanese/Italian-American photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Albuquerque Museum of History and Science.

About Gabriela Campos

Gabriela Campos was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Today, she is a freelance photojournalist based in Albuquerque. His work has been featured in The Guardian, High Country News, Al Jazeera, VICE, The Daily Beast and numerous local publications.

Tracey L. Sweeney