It’s interesting to daydream of how they lived their lives. The only clues that the Ancestral Puebloans left were their ruins, pottery, burial sites, rock art, and some artifacts. The sites were abandoned well before European conquest, and much about them is still a mystery. This site, at the bottom of Frijoles Canyon next to a cottonwood bosque (Spanish for forest), is somewhat unique in that the outer wall is circular in shape. It is unknown why the hundreds of people who lived here vanished. In Pueblo Ruin, I wanted to capture some of what’s left of this once-thriving area, melting into the natural landscape.
(Captured on film using a Plasmat lens; archival silver gelatin fiber print, matted and frame-ready.)