Kevin James Manix, 58, born in Boulder City, Nevada and now living in Henderson, Nevada, knows where all the great petroglyphs are in the Southwest– but he’s just not telling exactly where.
“I don’t tell people where these things are,” Manix said. “We’ve got to preserve them.”
Mannix’s 35 primo photographs of them, though, weave an unbelievable story. The photographs were taken between 2002 and 2007 and all feature ancient art – petroglyphs or rock art – and were taken at various places, including Grand Gulch in Utah, White River Narrows in Nevada, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. For some, he walked 50 miles just to take one photograph.
Mannix is sharing some of the images he has captured, once hidden and left by Native Americans, in a Southwest Photography exhibit that runs through May 3 at the Rainbow Library Art Gallery, 3501 N. Buffalo Drive, in Las Vegas.