Santa Fe New Mexican

Who’s Who And Who’s Here

Don J. Usner, a 13th-generation New Mexican, was born in Embudo and grew up in Los Alamos and Chimayó. He earned an MA in cultural geography at the University of New Mexico and has authored several books of nonfiction, including Sabino’s Map: Life in Chimayó’s Old Plaza, Chasing Dichos Through Chimayó, Benigna’s Chimayó: Cuentos from the Old Plaza, and (with William deBuys) Valles Caldera: A Vision for New Mexico’s National Preserve. His photographs have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Land and People, El Palacio, and New Mexico Magazine. Usner’s writing and photography reflect his long and intimate association with the land and people of Northern New Mexico.