Journalism 412 Documentary Photography students get ready to embark on the Small Villages of New Mexico project. Four to five small villages in southern New Mexico will be documented. The instructor, Bruce Berman, along with his class will produce a document at the end of the semester that is going to be part of the Rio Grand History Collection, and The NMSU Library Special Collection. “Students learn documentary practice in the spirit of the Farming Security Administration documentary of the 1930’s ” ¬†says instructor Bruce Berman. Photos and stories will be posted as they unfold. If you have information or ideas concerning the project contact professor Berman at

Photo 1

The following link will take you through step one of the project all the way until the project is complete. Images will be posted as the project unravels, and the stories of the images along with them.

Small Villages Gallery