Family Portrait, 1978

Highlights From the Collection, New Mexico History Museum

May 11 – October 24, 2019
New Mexico Palace of the Governors

Room Service Makes it to the Big Screen

“Room Service,” a photograph I took at the Carlyle Hotel in 1978, is featured in the film “Always at the Carlyle.”

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

The Show Prospecto

June 8, 2017, 5 – 8 PM
Russell Coburn Gallery
700 Tenacity Drive, Longmont, Colorado


20 New Mexico Photographers

A portfolio of significant imagery by 20 iconic and emerging New Mexico photographers

June 24 through July 20, 2015
Small Print Editions
124 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Small Print Editions Santa Fe Exhibition
Small Print Editions Bio

Fleetwood, New Mexico by Elliott McDowell, Photographer

Fleetwood, New Mexico 1976

Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico

May 1, 2016 through March 5, 2017
New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Elliott McDowell: New Mexico Photographs 1975-2015

Opening Reception: Friday August 14, 5-7pm
Webster Collection
On the Plaza, 541-1/2 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

→ Read the review from THE magazine, November 2015.


My portrait of Fritz Scholder on the cover of THE magazine, August 2015.


I will be represented by Aaron Galleries at the Ink Miami Art Fair. The show begins Wednesday, December 3 and runs through Sunday, December. Visit Aaron Galleries in Suite 151 at the Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue (19th Street), Miami Beach.

Wednesday 12pm – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm


Examining the Reciprocal Gaze in Godfrey Reggio’s Film Visitors

Prints for the exhibit made by Elliott McDowell in the Santa Fe studio. Exhibit runs September 11 to October 8, 2014 at the Santa Fe Community College, Visual Arts Gallery. Public reception September 18th, 5 to 7 p.m.

“Elliott, master, the printing is beyond belief. It’s luscious, the blacks are so black it looks three-dimensional, the resolution is superb, and anyway I could not be more pleased. It is the most beautiful way I have ever seen the images of ‘Visitors.’

I have nothing but admiration. Thank you Elliott.”

Godfrey Reggio
August 2014


R.C. Gorman and His New Car, 1975

R.C. Gorman and His New Car, 1975

Tony Reyna, Taos Pueblo 2013

Tony Reyna, Taos Pueblo 2013




Self Portrait, Paris, 1977

Self Portrait, Paris, 1977


A Group Exhibition at Axle Gallery
Self Portraits by New Mexico Artists
working in Diverse Media

Opening October 4, 2013
Visit for Venue Locations


October 18, 2013, 5-7 pm
PhotoEye Gallery
376 Garcia Street in Santa Fe

"Storm Eye" Winner of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Director's award, Animals Contest 2013

“Storm Eye”

Winner of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Director’s award, Animals Contest 2013



Elliott McDowell Retrospective Exhibition:
Photographs/Composites 1976-2011

7:30-9:30 pm
Afterimage Photograph Gallery
The Quadrangle #141
2800 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
214.871.9140 | Gallery Website

Elliott McDowell has long been on of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s most entertaining photographers known for his finely crafted images that abound with wonders, insights and riddles.

In the 1970s McDowell was an expert at traditional photography techniques, acclaimed for his impeccably printed photographs of quirky and playful subjects. A collection of these classic black and white works appeared in the book Photographs: Elliott McDowell (1981).

Over the years McDowell’s silver prints evolved into a stunning new body of jewel color photographs that resemble miniature stage sets of dreams and fairy tales. McDowell constructs these magical works from his vast collection of color slides and digital imagery. A selection of these images can be found in his recent book Mystical Dreamscapes (2009).

This exhibition represents a 35-year span of Elliott’s imagery, both classic black and white and color photography as well as his more contemporary digital composite pieces. McDowell, a graduate of SMU, will be present at the opening of this retrospective exhibit.


Santa Fe Opera Poster
Madame Butterfly Production

Summer Season 2010



Texas Photographic Society
Members Only Show

June 8 – July 10, 2010
Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Texas Photographic Society (TPS) publishes and exhibits members’ photographs in print, online and in photography exhibits throughout the U.S. and Europe. TPS membership includes photographers ranging from students to dedicated professionals. Together, they share an enthusiasm and dedication to fine photography.



Mystical Dreamscapes:
Book Signing and Exhibition

Saturday, December 12, 2-4pm



Group Show in Australia 2010

The Citadel Exhibition Space
24 Rosa Street, Goodwood, SA 5034

January 30-February 14, 2010
11-5pm or by Appointment

Julie Courvoisier
0407 976 422