505 Faces: Looking Into the Face of New Mexico • I am New Mexico

505 Faces: Looking Into the Face of New Mexico

(November 6, 2015)—When it comes to New Mexican’s trying to stand out in the crowd, the people at 505 Faces have done just that. With tons of dedication, they have traveled throughout the state, getting photographs and stories from the people that have sought interest in their project. Truly a magnificent way to express what it’s like to be New Mexican!

Each one of us is a unique as the state that surrounds us and they have created a book with stories from people just like you.

The following detail is from the creators of 505 Faces.

The Book

The (505) FACES project set out to create a beautiful, insightful collection of photographs and personal profiles of the people of New Mexico. Travelling to 20 cities in every part of the state, we amassed a comprehensive collection of photography and interviews. These portraits and stories explore the Land of Enchantment in a way that has never been done before. Through each unique face and every individual story, we discover more about what makes New Mexico so distinct and special
— it’s people.

Now with your help, we are looking to publish a book of the work.

505 Faces

505 Faces


Publishing a book is no easy feat, nor is it cheap. To make this possible we will need to sell 125 copies at $65/book. If we are able to achieve this figure we will raise the $8125 dollars that will make it possible to print, bind and package the final version of New Mexico: Portraits & Profiles the way that we envision it.


The book itself is going to be beautiful. For your contribution you will get an 8.5″ X 11″, Smyth sewn, black linen, hard bound book with a full color dust jacket, printed on 100# Velvet Text paper. It will be a full on, fine art book with over 130 pages entirely produced and printed locally in New Mexico, by New Mexicans.


The (505) Faces project set out to create a lasting work for the people of New Mexico. If we are able to take this final step and produce a printed and bound collection of the work, we feel that will have fulfilled our ultimate goal. We hope that New Mexico: Portraits & Profiles is not only a meaningful look at us as New Mexicans today , but that the book itself will live on. We hope that future generations will be able to pick up this beautiful book and peer into what it was like then. Maybe we’re just romantic, but we want this thing to be a part of New Mexico’s history.

Did we mention that this has been an entirely locally-sourced, statewide, massive art project made entirely possible by the community? We think that’s pretty cool too.

Reserve Your Copy Now!

Reserve Your Copy Now!


Steven J  Westman
Producer / Head Writer
(505) Faces
~ a visual & narrative journey from Wes Naman
ph: 505.710.2748

“505 Faces is a crowd-funded, and local business supported art project that traveled to 20 cities in New Mexico photographing and interviewing the people who make this state so enchanting. The ultimate goal is to produce a book of portraits and stories that reflects the unique people that call New Mexico home.”

Steve Westman

Reserve Your Copy Now!

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