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David Taylor photographs of U.S./Mexico boundary monuments

Identifier: Ms-0527

Content Description

Four photographs of U.S./Mexico boundary monuments on the international border in New Mexico, made by photographer David Taylor in 2008 and 2012. The photographs depict boundary monuments #s 2, 14, 23 and 30. The photographs are contained in a custom portfolio made by Taylor and Mark Andersson of Panther Peak Bindery, Tucson, Arizona. The photographs are from Taylor's project Monuments: 276 Views of the United States - Mexico Border. They appear in his book of the same name, published by Radius Press in 2015.


  • 2008 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

Study collection: Materials may be viewed under supervised conditions in the Caroline Stras Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to NMSU Library. Images are not to be reproduced. Inquiries regarding use should be directed to David Taylor.

Biographical / Historical

David Taylor’s artwork examines place, territory, history and politics and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Pursuing long-term projects that reveal the changing circumstances of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, he was awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and has released two monographs: Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010) and Monuments: 276 Views of the United States – Mexico Border (Radius Books and Nevada Museum of Art, 2015). His artwork is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the MFA, Houston. Exhibition venues include the Phoenix Art Museum, the MCA San Diego, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC, Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Taylor received a BFA from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1989 and a MFA in Visual Design and Photography from University of Oregon in 1994. He taught photography and digital arts at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland and Linfield College in McMinnville from 1996-1999, at New Mexico State Univesity from 1999 to 2013, and joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 2013.


David J Taylor 1994, University of Oregon, College of Design, School of Art and Design, online resource (retrieved 2019)

David Taylor, professor, art, University of Arizona, College of Fine Arts, School of Art, online resource (retrieved 2019)

Biography, David Taylor Studio, online resource (retrieved 2019)


1 Volume (Portfolio case)

4 Photographic Prints : Archival inkjet prints on 310gsm Canson Infinity Rag Photographique paper ; 15x20-inch image on 17x22-inch paper

Language of Materials


Guide to the David Taylor photographs of U.S./Mexico boundary monuments
Dennis Daily
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA