Kit loves reporting! Come along with her on her visit to Pie Town as was reported by Russell Lee.
Lee captured life in this small Catron County town in 1940. At the time Lee was a
36-year-old photographer for the Historical Section of the U. S. Farm Security Administration
(FSA. The previous year he photographed the towns of Questa and Costilla in northern
New Mexico, and it was while returning to that area that Lee heard of Pie Town.)
The Pie Town photos helped establish Russell Lee's reputation as a documentary photographer.
The majority of his images were in black–and-white, but he also used some color Kodachrome
slide film. Although Lee took over 600 images of Pie Town, only 72 were in color.