¡Globalquerque! 2019 will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez). Enjoy musical performances in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Courtyard, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor. Learn more about the Global Fiesta free Saturday daytime programming and the Global Village of Crafts, Culture and Cuisine.
2018 Poster Art by Jim Holbrook (click to enlarge)
¡Globalquerque! welcomes our 2018 Poster Artist, photographer extraordinaire Jim Holbrook! Many of you may have seen Jim at past ¡Globalquerque!s dashing from stage to stage cameras in hand. We are honored to be graced with his photo Found Bridges.
Jim’s been snapping photos since ’73 when he enrolled at UNM. After finishing post-graduate work, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, working as assistant photographer at the American Conservatory Theater. Missing New Mexico and its profound photographic roots, he returned here in 1983. Airline work afforded Jim ample time off, enabling him to travel as photographic assistant to his great friend and mentor, renowned photographer Anne Noggle. Their multiple, months-long travels to the Soviet Union resulted in Anne’s book A Dance With Death: Soviet Air Women of World War II.
In the mid-1990s Jim nearly gave up photography, but in 2004 the digital revolution rekindled his desire. He has resurrected old work from his days with Noggle and has created a large body of new work. Holbrook’s photographic subjects range from strikingly intimate portraits to colorful, candid street photography. He has also found a new muse: New Mexican descansos or recuerdos. Look for his upcoming book of these roadside memorials that mark the location of highway fatalities.
Jim has recently been a photographer with Humans of New Mexico, Avokado Artists and is a longtime official photographer for ¡Globalquerque!.
For this year’s poster photo Jim wanted to evoke the idea of crossing borders and building bridges. An apt idea for ¡Globalquerque!‘s mission of recognizing our similarities and celebrating our differences! In Jim’s words:
“My photograph, Found Bridges, is a reflection of the universal connections music makes, and its importance in a time when real and rhetorical walls threaten to divide us. A lone musician strides unchallenged, bringing culture and music, like water, over this parched divide. Music, like bridges, bring us together.”