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Heidi Utz

Writer - Editor - Photographer

Location icon United States

I've been a professional writer and editor for the past 35 years. I have served as an editor for Outside Magazine, National Geographic Books, Trend Magazine, Mothering Magazine, and John Muir Publications (now a division of Avalon Travel), and have published hundreds of features in publications including Outside, Mothering, and E: The Environmental Magazine; and online at I am co-author of the book Montezuma: The Castle in the West (UNM Press, 2002) and have completed four children’s books. I've studied writing at the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and Drew University, and was awarded the nonfiction fellowship at the Taos Writer's Workshop in 2004. I am also an award-winning documentary and street photographer whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, 8 group shows, and in numerous sites online.



Explore Big Sky

By Heidi Utz At the turn of the 20th century, the mile-high city of Butte, Montana, was a thriving metropolis. The town had quickly progressed from a smattering of mining camps to one of immense wealth from its gold, silver, and copper mines, and contained surprisingly modern amenities.

Southern Oregon Magazine
Buon Appetito!

Cover Story: Gaetano Ristorante Italiano


Trend Magazine
Jobs the Enigma

Steve Jobs world premiere at Santa Fe Opera

Trend Spring Issue 2015
The Art of Survival

Art program for Albuquerque's homeless

Trend Magazine Santa Fe -
Summer 2013
Acclaim of Thrones

Iconic chairs in the homes of Santa Fe architects, artists, and other collectors.

Pasatiempo (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Paper, Forms & Light

Artist Diane Simpo at Touching Stone Gallery

Santa Fean Magazine
Anvil Chorus

Interviews with 3 prominent blacksmiths



Outside Magazine
Space Camp

US Space & Rocket Center's Space Camp



Pasatiempo (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Lupita Tovar

Profile of Mexican film actress Lupita Tovar

Pasatiempo (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Agnes Varda

Profile of French director Agnes Varda


The Santa Fean
Mick Rock

Rock'n'Roll Photographer Mick Rock


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