Mona Makela is a commercial photographer who has enjoyed photographing the beauty of New Mexico on her free time since 1999.
All of Mona's greeting cards and envelopes are made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
Visit La Montañita Food Co-ops in Albuquerque and Santa Fe when you want to buy Mona's greeting cards, also the Fuller Lodge Art Center and the Los Alamos Cooperative Market in Los Alamos, and the Made in New Mexico-store in Taos.
Mona’s photo “Morning Greeting” was selected as a finalist in the Smithsonian Magazine’s second annual photo contest boasting 26,000 entries. Her photograph of Taos artist John Suazo's sculpture was selected as the cover for Mr. Suazo's 30 year retrospective at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, and her photograph of the Newspaper Rock in Canyonlands, Utah, as a two-page presentation, was included in the Federal Executive Order Report to President Barack Obama.
Mona’s photography has been published in: US News and World Report, Women's Health Today, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, Publication by The US Immigration and Naturalization Office, New Mexico Magazine, Taos News, Santa Fe Reporter (cover image), Verizon Wireless website, Oprah website, Fashion (book), Home and Garden Magazine, Wild Weather (book), The Independent (British daily newspaper), Eucalyptus Magazine, Publication by The Royal Society of Chemistry, ABC News in Science, Mother Earth News, Revealing Invisible Truths in America's Soul (book), Publication by Martha Stewart Omni Media, USA Today, Publication by Capital One Bank, PBS Nova, Research EU by European Commission, UNESCO's 164-page publication commemorating the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (cover image), and many others.