by Don J Usner and Katherine Ware
Museum of New Mexico Press
Lowrider Summer brought an onslaught of exhibitions, parades, and events to Santa Fe in 2016, but don’t let lowrider burn-out set in just yet. The beloved cultural tradition lives and breathes on, ever evolving. Released in conjunction with the exhibitions Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico at the New Mexico History Museum (on view through March 5, 2017), and Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders at the New Mexico Museum of Art (May 20–October 10, 2016), ¡Órale! pays homage to four decades of lowriding and the photographers that have captured the tradition: Alex Harris, Jack Parsons, Miguel Gandert, Don J. Usner, Siegfried Halus, as well as a number of emerging photographers new on the scene. Spanning the cars, artists, and the beautiful New Mexico landscapes that frame them, this book is a must-have compendium that includes an overview essay by photographer Don J. Usner and interview with Meridel Rubinstein by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.