Patrick Nagatani

Patrick Nagatani (1945-2017) was an artist and teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is known for his use of color and the “directorial style” of photography. In this style of photography, the artist creates, or alters, the scene in front of their camera. In his images, Nagatani creates imagined stories about real truths.


In this packet you will find:

  • Access to Patrick Nagatani’s photographs via SAM
  • A short lesson on how to “read” pictures
  • Information about Nagatani’s work
  • Haiku-writing activities
  • Color poetry activities
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