Hands, New Mexico Petroglyphs
48" x 32"
Framed: 50" x 34"
Photography, Panchromatic silver halide print on Ilford 190 gram black and white paper with UV coating
#1 of 5
signed, titled and dated front
signed, titled, dated and numbered verso
Hands are on display at this New Mexico petroglyph, with an estimated date falling in the 14th century. The hand is a universal motif that can assume a variety of meanings.

About the Artist
William Frej is an award-winning photographer and author who began his professional life as an architect. He later served for almost thirty years as a diplomat, living and working in Indonesia, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan. He also has traveled extensively in the mountain regions of Nepal, India, Pakistan and in Central Asia, as well as throughout Mexico and Guatemala.

Since 1970, always with his camera at his side, he has photographed Indigenous people and their environments. Bill has produced four fine art photography books since 2020: Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler, Seasons of Ceremonies: Rites and Rituals in Guatemala and Mexico, Travels Across The Roof of the World: A Himalayan Memoir, and now Blurred Boundaries: Perspectives on Rock Art of the Greater Southwest.

His books have won more than forty awards including eight “photography book of the year” awards and a Silver Medal for Travel Books from the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition in 2023.

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