An anti-Donald Trump protest erupts into violence in Downtown Albuquerque. Community members gather, grieve for a 10-year-old girl brutally slain. A child chomps on watermelon in the summertime. And, through stretched threads, a weaver in Santa Fe is seen.
On Aug. 25, Nicole Maldonado, Myriah Flores and her mother, Sharlene Benavidez, cried for their neighbor, 10-year-old Victoria Martens, who was found dead the day she was to celebrate her birthday. (Jim Thompson/Journal)
Albuquerque mounted police ride on Third Street in Downtown as protesters remain outside the convention center after the Donald Trump campaign rally on May 24. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
Benham Echeverria of Albuquerque eats the remains of his watermelon slice during the Sunflower Camp at the Albuquerque Garden Center on July 11. (Greg Sorber/Journal)
David Vicuna, left, and Michael Martinez on Sept. 6 shoot pool in front of a mural of the U. S. flag created from the handprints of youngsters participating in a summer program at Albuquerque's Taylor Ranch Community Center. (Dean Hanson/Journal)
Arturo Hernandez of Mexico weaves a wool reboso (a shawl or blanket) at Malouf on the Plaza in Santa Fe on July 7 as part of the Downtown Business Partners Walking Tour and Folk Artist Demonstrations. (Eddie Moore/Journal)
Officers salute the hearse carrying Hatch police officer Jose Chavez while it backs up a ramp at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces on Aug. 21, when his funeral was held. Chavez was killed Aug. 12 while conducting a traffic stop. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
Albuquerque Journal photographers captured these images – some of their favorites – and many more in 2016. See the full slideshow at