The Photography of LUIS MARDEN | Vintage New Mexico

Civilian Conservation Corps Engineer & New Mexico State Trooper - Costilla, New Mexico | PHOTOGRAPH BY LUIS MARDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | Luis Marden (born Annibale Luigi Paragallo) (January 25, 1913 – March 3, 2003) was an American photographer, explorer, writer, filmmaker, diver, navigator, and linguist who worked for National Geographic Magazine. He worked as a photographer and reporter before serving as chief of the National Geographic foreign editorial staff. He was a pioneer in the use of color photography and also made many discoveries in the world of science. His polymathic nature has led many to consider him the epitome of the "National Geographic man," the old-time adventurer who traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe in search of material for the magazine's big articles. Though he had officially retired in 1976, Marden continued with his photography and writing for years after. He wrote more than 60 articles for the National Geographic. Photo via National Geographic Archives