Texas Tech University

On The Road & In The Field

Davis College students document an enduring western lifestyle on New Mexico's Wrye Ranch during a special Maymester session.


Ten photography students from Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education & Communications traveled 1,300 miles in West Texas and central New Mexico during the two-week, "Maymester" course, ACOM 2303 Digital Imaging in Agriculture. The course, led by instructor Lindsay Kennedy, uses field-based experiences to teach the basics of photography, including composition, exposure and storytelling.

For the third straight year, the class photographed the spring branding tradition of the Wrye Ranch, located southeast of Albuquerque. Class members spent four days based at the ranch's bunk houses, photographing high desert landscapes, long exposures, and agricultural subjects. The group also traveled to White Sands National Monument and Santa Fe to build upon their photography portfolios.


  • Macy Sharp, a junior from Klondike
  • Kamryn Pepper, a sophomore from Klondike
  • Elizabeth Wacha, a senior from Sugar Land
  • Ashley Luce, a senior from Coahoma
  • Raeleigh Willborn, a junior from Stratford
  • Kylie Harlan, a sophomore from Sherman
  • Jorge Villarreal, a senior from Somerville, New Jersey
  • Darbey Havens, a junior from Abernathy
  • Hannah Van-Der-Shans, a junior from Frisco
  • Dylan Davidson, a senior from Childress
  • Nellie Hill, a doctoral student from Pilsen,Kansas
  • Lindsay Kennedy, Agricultural Communications; Assistant Professor of Practice

CONTACT: Lindsay Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Agricultural Education & Communications, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-8240 or lindsay.kennedy@ttu.edu