Review Santa Fe 2017 Program Guide

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The unexpected conversation, the searing image, the unforeseen opportunity, or the impact of hearing a fellow artist discuss his or her process can give artists bits of truth and provocation that tangle, battle, nurture, and ultimately make possible one’s own decisive and particular vision. Moments like these cannot be scheduled, but a place for their possibility can be created.

— Nancy Foley, founding organizer of CENTER

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is produced by CENTER, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. CENTER’s mission is to honor, support and provide opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.

Founded in 1994, CENTER is a community of mission-driven photographers, curators, editors, publishers, educators, and collectors dedicated to the continued evolution of photography as a connective and influential medium. We cultivate the highest quality, thoughtprovoking, emotionally evocative images to activate and inspire audiences. CENTER programs attract a multicultural and multigenerational constituency from around the world, investigating contemporary aesthetic social, environmental, and political issues. Through our annual programs we act as a bridge between meaningful images and an expansive audience. CENTER has a three-prong programmatic strategy to carry out our mission to include:

• Exhibitions and presentations for dialogue, connection, and interpretation of photographic projects • Conferences and collaborative programs to foster community and build networks • Awards and Grants that provide direct financial support to artists

THE CHOICE AWARDS highlight outstanding photographers in four categories: Curator’s Choice, Director’s Choice, Exhibitor’s Choice, and Editor’s Choice. More than 7,000 images from over 30 countries enter the Awards with over $160,000 in cash and prizes awarded since 1995. The entry deadline is in January annually. EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD recognizes an educator for their passion for photographic teaching with a $4,000 award. Awards have totaled over $50,000 since 1998. The deadline to nominate is in Spring annually. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT is for works-in-progress and includes $5,000, exhibition, online publication, and more. More than $30,000 cash has been distributed since its inception. The entry deadline is in January annually. PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT supports project or series with $5,000, exhibition, and presentation of the work. Winners have been awarded more than $100,000 since 1995. The entry deadline is in January annually. PHOTOSUMMER is a collaborative initiative with UNM Art Museum and 516 Arts that features public programs in Albuquerque and Santa Fe focusing on photography that spans regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars. THE REVIEW SANTA FE PHOTO FESTIVAL brings photographers and industry leaders for a weekend of discussions, networking, career advancement, education, and creative inspiration. The event consists of portfolio reviews with esteemed curators, publishers, gallery directors and editors—as a result of these sessions photographers have received exhibitions, publication, and many more opportunities. Over $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded since 2001. The entry deadline is in January annually.

Top: © Rich Frishman, Carhenge; Alliance, Nebraska, 2014 Review Santa Fe alum, Front Cover: Pilgrimage © Mila Teshaieva, Review Santa Fe alum,

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Festival Pass Photographers Portfolio Viewing Editorial Panel Unequal Scenes Event Schedule Artist Presentations Sam Abell Dinner Reviewers Workshops Membership

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR There is an unquestionable legacy of photographic excellence in New Mexico that spans from photography’s forefathers Timothy O’Sullivan, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter and Laura Gilpin to contemporary practitioners Patrick Nagatani, Joel-Peter Witkin and many more. The same sublime quality of light and expansive landscapes that drew artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe to the state continues to attract notable artists today. Just like our home state, CENTER is a beacon of artistic distinction. CENTER has been supporting photographic artists for over two decades. The core programming stands as a strong and true founding impulse that embodies the essential nature of the organization: the longing to listen to one’s self, inspire others, to facilitate learning and connection through photography. Our work manifests itself in the support of long-term photographic projects. This year we are very pleased to honor one of our founders, Sam Abell, who instilled CENTER’s DNA which is to support self driven personal projects. As we know, it’s so important now more than ever, to nurture and support mission based work that reveals the truths of today’s critical issues. In its 17th year, the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival has fostered connections between people and ideas. Here, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, we will continue with our work in supporting photographic projects by witnessing others and sharing our stories. This flagship program helps storytellers bring their work to completion and have it seen by organization leaders, editors, curators, and publishers who have access to broad audiences. The effects of these Santa Fe meetings have affected dozens of projects, often expanding the audience from only a few hundred, to thousands, and sometimes millions of viewers. And to that end, my hope is that you feel encouraged to participate in the CENTER community. We invite you to join us now as a place to make images where photography’s founders were inspired, and to discuss and explore ideas with us October 25-29, 2017. Let’s go forward together as we support one another in sharing our truths.

Laura Pressley Executive Director, CENTER

Laura Pressley portrait © Gabriella Marks,


From the project Ice Formations Š Ryota Kajita, 2017 Project Grant Recipient,

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FESTIVAL PASS The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival now offers Festival Passes allowing access to the unparalleled networking and career building opportunities the conference fosters. Join us at the receptions and other events for photographers and photography lovers. A limited number of festival passes are available. You can purchase yours at:

VISITCENTER.ORG/FESTIVAL-PASS On the boardwalk in 1944, Hollywood, Florida © Sara Macel, 2017 Award Winner,


Artist Talks Opening night reception with 45 curators, editors, publishers and others VIP hour for Portfolio Viewing Cocktail reception with participants and reviewers Rooftop After Party Exhibit Walking Tour 10% discount on 1-2 tickets for the The Photographic Life: A Celebration of Sam Abell dinner

NEW IN 2017! À LA CARTE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS Festival Pass Holders are offered the opportunity to purchase one-on-one portfolio reviews with select Review Santa Fe reviewers. ($35/members $45/non-members per review) The à la carte reviews are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with reviewers that have extra slots available (primarily due to cancellations). These review slots are open at the beginning of each session, with up to 8 reviewers per session, representing different aspects of the field including curatorial, editorial and publishing professionals.

Session A  Friday, October 27, 10am Session B  Saturday, October 28, 9am Session C  Saturday, October 28, 2pm

Please note, registration for portfolio reviews are only available on-site at the specified times.


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PHOTOGRAPHERS Wendy Babcox, Tami Bahat, Tama Baldwin, Petra Barth, Susan Barnett, Andrea Birnbaum, Sarah Borst, Jill Brody, Leslee Broersma, Lynne Buchanan, Annette Burke, Patty Carroll, Eric Carroll, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Natalie Christensen, Elizabeth Claffey, Maëlle Collin, Robin Dahlberg, Chervine Dalaeli, Teri Darnell, Adam Davies, Lee Day, Ryan Debolski, David Denil, Marcus DeSieno, Chris Dowell, Michael Dvorak, Jeff Enlow, Klaus Enrique, Joseph Fammartino, Jim Ferguson, Justin Fiset, Martha Fleming-Ives, David Gardner, Samuel Goblirsch, Nathaniel Grann, Muriel Hasbun, Joachim Hildebrand, Michael Hitoshi, Kevin Horan, Ryotaro Horiuchi, Jon Horvath, Benjamin Hoste, Dai Ito, Lee Johnson, Ryota Kajita, David Kasnic, R. J. Kern, Peter Killeen, T.J. Kirkpatrick, Yasutaka Kojima, Makoto Kubo,

Eric Kunsman, Mario Lalau, Ward Long, Amy Lowey, Oren Lukatz, Melissa Lynn, Sara Macel, Mitsuharu Maeda, Amanda Marchand, Steven Marks, Lesia Maruschak, Noelle Mason, Shinya Masuda, Diana Matar, Peter Mather, Maggie Meiners, Yvette Meltzer, Rachelle Mendez, Tenna Merchent, Melanie Metz, Johnny Miller, Kevin Miyazaki, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Yasunori Murayama, Mike Osborne, Brendan Pattengale, James Porschen, Terry Ratzlaff, George Richardson, Thad Russell, Adair Rutledge, Marja Saleva, Kyra Schmidt, Alyssa Schukar, Lawrence Schwarzwald, Santiago Serrano, Leslie Sheryll, Skip Smith, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Amber Sowards, Allison Stewart, allison– Theo Stroomer, Bryan Thomas, Inna Valin, Bénédicte Vanderreydt, Santiago Vanegas, Martin Venezky, Archana Vikram, Patrick Wack, Bill Westheimer, Matt Williams, Kiliii Yüyan,

Explore the 100 fine art and documentary projects and talk to the artists on Friday, October 27, 6-8pm at Portfolio Viewing. You can also view their images online at VISITCENTER.ORG. From the project The Color of Love © Brendan Pattengale, 2017 Grant Recipient,

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CENTER is pleased to provide a platform to view the 100 portfolios of the 2017 Review Santa Fe attendees and a chance to network with photographers, reviewers, and the Santa Fe art community. Portfolio Viewing hosts esteemed gallerists, curators, editors, and other photography enthusiasts to view a broad range of contemporary photography encompassing social, environmental and political issues plus stellar fine art projects. Hundreds of photographers from around the world apply to take part in the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival and only a fraction are chosen to participate. The photographers were carefully selected by an independent jury of esteemed professionals (read more here: VISITCENTER.ORG/JURORS-STATEMENTS). This is an extraordinary opportunity to view the 100 compelling projects of nationally and internationally recognized photographers as well as many on the brink of wider acclaim.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 5 - 6PM  VIP PREVIEW – Open to Reviewers, Press and Festival Pass holders 6 - 8PM  Portfolio Viewing is free and open to the public

HOW IT WORKS Review Santa Fe photographers are assigned a table section in a row. Each row is marked with the photographers’ name and arranged in alphabetical order by last name. The rows can be easily navigated to find a specific photographer or to take a stroll through all 100 portfolios. We are excited about this exhibition/exposition format Portfolio Viewing and the access it provides to vibrant work. We encourage you to preview all of the photographers’ work and to enjoy the night. Portfolio Viewing © Chris Mortenson, Review Santa Fe alum,


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EDITORIAL PANEL WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS NEED TO KNOW NOW The hyper competitive landscape of editorial photography is constantly evolving to accommodate the demands of image consumers and daily newsfeeds. In this panel discussion, that includes editors from today’s most well recognized publications, we investigate how they source new stories, the role of video, the importance of image exclusivity and more. This is not to be missed if you are a photographer hoping for high distribution in the editorial market. This panel is moderated by the American Society of Media Photographers NM President, Gabriella Marks.

WHEN:   Thursday, October 26, 2:30-4pm WHERE:  Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM WHO: Open to the public $25 CENTER or ASMP Members or Festival Pass Holders $45 Regular Admission, Pre-register at VISITCENTER.ORG or call 505-984-8353 DUSTIN DRANKOSKI

is the Art Director for Mashable, leading the teams responsible for animation, illustration, design, and photography across the company. He has won numerous awards, including Mashable being the first digital-only publication to win for editing in the Pictures of the Year International competition. He believes strongly in investing in under-represented and up-and-coming photographers. Previously, he worked at The Wall Street Journal and Vocative.


is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker, where she commissions and produces a range of photography for the magazine as well as contributing to the curation of Photo Booth, The New Yorker’s photography blog. Before joining The New Yorker, Genevieve worked as the archivist for VII Photo, the international collective of photojournalists based in New York and Paris.


is the Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine and Partners. For nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance photographer for the National Geographic magazine until 2004 when she joined the staff as a Senior Photo Editor. Sarah has won numerous awards for both photography and editing from the Pictures of the Year competition and the World Press Photo Awards. She has juried numerous contests including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, The W. Eugene Smith Grants and the Getty Images Editorial Grants and the World Press Joop Swarts Masterclass. Leen has taught photography and editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, the ICP, the Maine Photographic Workshops among others. Image © Mark Thiessen


is a Santa Fe based editorial and commercial photographer. Originally from San Francisco, she arrived in New Mexico a decade ago on pure intuition, but knows why she stays: the spectacular high desert light, the rich cultural intersections, and the opportunity to contribute to the historic legacy of photography in New Mexico. Her work is in the permanent collection of the New Mexico History Museum. She currently serves as president of the New Mexico Chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers).


Artist Presentation


This year’s winner Johnny Miller project, ‘Unequal Scenes’ brings a new visual vocabulary to an issue we are all aware of. These are powerful aerial images confirming something we sense but often turn our back on – the painfully close proximity within which wealth and poverty co-exist, the blatant inequalities that society does little to redress. — Dewi Lewis, juror, 2017 Project Launch Grant

Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground. Looking straight down from a height of several hundred meters, incredible scenes of inequality emerge. Some communities have been expressly designed with separation in mind, and some have grown more or less organically. During apartheid, segregation of urban spaces was instituted as policy. 22 years after the end of apartheid, many of these barriers, and the inequalities they have engendered, still exist. Johnny Miller is a photographer, filmmaker and the founder of africanDRONE, a new organization empowering Africans to use drones for good. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has extensive networks and knowledge of contemporary African and world issues. His focus is on the urban, cultural, and social issues facing humanity in a fast-changing world. He has received worldwide acclaim for his project Unequal Scenes, an exploration of inequality by drone.

WHEN:   Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6-7pm WHERE:  Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM WHO:   Open to Festival Pass holders

From the project Unequal Scenes © Johnny Miller, 2017 Project Launch Grant Winner, Portrait copyright © London School of Economics


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Pre-Registration Required

10am - 5pm  WORKSHOP   Preparing for Portfolio Reviews

Pre-Registration Required

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 10am - 5pm  WORKSHOP   Breaking Through

Pre-Registration Required

10am - 5pm  WORKSHOP   Preparing for Portfolio Reviews

Pre-Registration Required

2:30 - 4pm

PRESENTATION   Editorial Panel

Pre-Registration Required

4pm - 6pm

CHECK-IN   For Photographers & Festival Pass Holders

Available with Festival Pass

6pm - 7pm

PRESENTATION   Johnny Miller, Unequal Scenes Presentation

Available with Festival Pass

7pm - 9pm

RECEPTION   Private welcome reception

Available with Festival Pass


Portfolio Review Session A



Award winners present their work

Free & Open to the Public

5pm - 6pm  PORTFOLIO VIEWING Private Viewing, Farmers Market Pavilion 6pm - 8pm



Available with Festival Pass

100 Projects, Farmers Market Pavilion Free & Open to the Public

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 9am - 12:50pm


Portfolio Review Session B


2pm - 5:25pm


Portfolio Review Session C


11am - 4:30pm


Award winners present their work

Free & Open to the Public

6pm - 6:30pm  PRINT RAFFLE Raffle Drawing starts at 6:15pm Festival Pass Holders, or with Dinner Tickets 7pm - 8pm  COCKTAIL RECEPTION The Photographic Life: A Celebration with Sam Abell

Festival Pass Holders, or with Dinner Tickets

8pm - 10pm

Includes a special presentation

Pre-Registration Required

Exhibits & bookstores in Santa Fe

Available with Festival Pass


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 1pm - 4pm


All events take place at the Drury Plaza Hotel, located at 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM, unless otherwise noted. Detail from Palouse Study #24 © David Gardner, 2017 Award Winner,


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ARTIST PRESENTATIONS Please join us for engaging presentations and dialogues covering today’s most critical issues and contemporary photographic practice. CENTER’s Award Winners present their 2017 award winning projects on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. All Choice Award and Project Grant winners are invited to attend and present at the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, but not all can attend. You can view the winning work of those not in attendance at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts, October 20 – December 15, 2017 or online at VISITCENTER.ORG. Those photographers include: Joan Alvado, Barcelona Spain, Exhibitor’s Choice 3rd Place; Balarama Heller, Brooklyn, NY, Editor’s Choice 1st Place; Leonard Suryajaya, Chicago, IL, Editor’s Choice 2nd Place; and Demetris Koilalous, Athens, Greece, 1st Place Exhibitor’s Choice Award. The Artist Presentations are free and open to the public. Please check our website VISITCENTER.ORG for specific presentation times.

The Backpackers/Los Mochileros Petra Barth, Alexandra, VA | The 2017 Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice chosen by Dewi Lewis of Dewi Lewis Publishing, documents migrants crossing the border from Mexico into the United States through Nogales, AZ.

Matrilinear Elizabeth Claffey, Bloomington, IN | 3rd Place, Director’s Choice Award chosen by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. Matrilinerar addresses embodied memory and its relationship to Identity. The images in Claffey’s series examine family folklore and mnemonic objects passed down through generations of women.

Let Us Not Fall Asleep While Walking David Denil, Vlaanderen, Belgium | Project Development Grant Winner chosen by Paul Moakley, Deputy Director of Photography, TIME magazine. Following the 2013 demonstrations, this project depicts the psychological state of the Ukraine while it is looking at the future haunted by its past and memory.

Into the Anthropocene David Gardner, San Francisco, CA | 2nd Place, Director’s Choice Award chosen by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. The Dawning of a new Earth Age, this project is part of a new series that seeks to explore vast man-altered landscapes.

X post facto (equis anónimo) Muriel Hasbun, Silver Spring, MD | 2nd Place, Curator’s Choice Award chosen by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography SF Museum of Modern Art. ‘X post facto’ is an emotional register for the artist’s experience during and after the Salvadoran Civil War.

Ice Formations Ryota Kajita, Fairbanks, AK | Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice chosen by Mazie Harris, Assit. Curator, Dept of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum. Ice Formations captures ice ponds, lakes, and rivers in the beginning of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Unchosen Ones R.J. Kern, Minneapolis, MN | 1st Place Curator’s Choice Award chosen by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography SF Museum of Modern Art. The project consists of over 60 portraits made at 10 Minnesota county fairs. The photographs explore the idea of what constitutes a winner allowing the viewer to decide what distinguishes these subjects.


Tropeço Mario Lalau, Lewisville, TX | 2nd place, Exhibitor’s Choice Award chosen by Krzystof Candrowicz, Artistic Director of Hamburg Triennial of Photography. Tropeço is a photo essay of a manifesto that goes against the pasteurization of the global landscape. What is revealed are the results from the substrate of human relations, the pacts of conviviality, and the silent social/behavioral rules.

What Did the Deep Sea Say Sara Macel, Ridgewood, NY | 3rd Place, Editor’s Choice Award chosen by Siobhan Bohnacker, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker. Macel uncovers a suitcase of her grandmother’s unprinted negatives and thus begins a journey to retrace a 1940’s trip to Hollywood, Florida.

Color of Love Brendan Pattengale, Los Angeles, CA | Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice chosen by Christy Havranek, Photo Director, HuffPost. Pattengale’s images explore the relationship of color theory and landscape.

A Year Book Agnieszka Sosnowska, Egilsstadir, Iceland | 1st Place, Director’s Choice Award chosen by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. Sosnowska emigrated to Iceland in 2005 and teaches at a small countryside school of 40 students whom she photographs.

The Sea in the Darkness Calls Bryan Thomas, Brooklyn, NY | 3rd Place, Curator’s Choice Award chosen by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography SF Museum of Modern Art. This project is a travelogue along the coast of a Florida physically charged by the shadow of irreversible climate change.


CENTER’S 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD WINNERS October 20 – December 15, 2017 Marion Center for Photographic Arts, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM Free & Open to the Public

CENTER is pleased to partner with Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design for CENTER’s International Photographic Award Winners. The artists are exemplary in their varying approaches to photographic processes that explore some of today’s most critical issues from climate change in the South, the effects of war, migrants and family folklore are among the topics of the award winning work. Detail of an installation shot of The Backpackers/Los Mochileros © Petra Barth, 2017 Project Grant Recipient,


The Photographic Life:

A Celebration with Sam Abell SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 RECEPTION 7PM, DINNER 8PM, PRESENTATION 9PM Sam Abell’s photographic career spans decades including a tenure at National Geographic Magazine. He is recognized as a much beloved educator, speaker and teacher by hundreds of students who attended his workshops over the years. We are pleased to celebrate Sam’s many accomplishments and recognize all his contributions to the photographic community including the co-founding of the nonprofit that evolved into what is now CENTER. We hope you will join us for an engaging evening with this esteemed artist, prolific image-maker, and advocate for photographers.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW AT VISITCENTER.ORG/SHOP $135 regular admission $121.50 for CENTER members & festival pass holders

TABLES (FOR 8) CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE BELOW LEVELS VIEWFINDERS $5,000 PLATINUM $2,500 PALLADIUM $1,000 SILVER $500 (buys 2 seats only) Can’t attend but want to contribute? Make a donation in Sam’s name. Mail to PO Box 2483, Santa Fe, NM 87504 or call 505-984-8353 with your credit card.

Sam Abell’s forty-year career has been dedicated to achieving artistic expression through documentary photography. He has pursued his goals primarily through lengthy, in-depth assignments for National Geographic, where for thirty years he was a contract and staff photographer. At the same time, he has maintained a career as a teacher, artist and author. A one-person exhibit and monograph of his work titled Stay This Moment was organized by the International Center of Photography in 1990. In 2002 a traveling exhibit and monograph of his work titled Sam Abell: The Photographic Life was organized by the University of Virginia Art Museum. His other book credits include The Life of a Photograph (2008). Mr. Abell was a founder of the Santa Fe Center of Photography and has been a member of the boards of the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY and the University of Virginia Museum of Art.


The 2017


Sam Barzilay, Creative Director and Co-founder, United Photo Industries, New York Matthew Chase-Daniel, Curator, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe Brian Clamp, Director, ClampArt, New York Christie Davis, Program Director for Art and Public Programs, Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Elizabeth Houston, Owner, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York Anne Kelly, Gallery Director, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe Pilar Law, Director/Curator, Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe Savannah Sakry, Gallery Associate, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe Jennifer Schlesinger, Director, Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe Takeki Sugiyama, Director, Mirage Gallery & Mt Rokko Photo Festival, Japan Corinne Tapia, Gallery Director, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York, NY Nancy Zastudil, Owner, Central Features Gallery, Albuquerque, NM


Anthony Bannon, Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Antonio Carloni, Director, Cortona On The Move Festival, Italy Marina Chao, Assistant Curator, Exhibitions, International Center of Photography Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography Virginia Heckert, Curator and Department Head, Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum Arif Khan, Director, University of New Mexico Art Museum Linde B. Lehtinen, Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Mary Anne Redding, Curator, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC Mark Sink, Director / Curator, Month of Photography Denver Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints & Photographs, University of New Mexico Art Museum Lisa J. Sutcliffe, Director / Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography April Watson, Ph.D., Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Elizabeth Avedon, Photobook and Exhibition Designer, Independent Curator and Writer David Chickey, Publisher, Designer, Editorial Director, Radius Books, Santa Fe Andrew Fedynak, Owner/Publisher, Zatara Press Jacob Lehman, Senior Editor, Rizzoli Jennifer Lippert, Editorial Director, Princeton Architectural Press, New York Amber Terranova, Special Projects, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam Lisa C. Tremaine, Art Director, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Art Publishing, Chronicle Books


Jonathan Blaustein, Writer for the New York Times Lens Blog & David Bram, Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder, Fraction Magazine Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor, Buzzfeed Dustin Drankoski, Art Director, Mashable Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker Christy Havranek, Photo Director, HuffPost Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine Elizabeth Renstrom, Photo Editor, VICE Magazine and Carson Sanders, Co-Owner/Publisher, Aint-Bad Magazine Annick Shen, Senior Producer, Blink Amy Silverman Photo Editor, WIRED Magazine


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WORKSHOPS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Preparing for Reviews October 25 -26, 10am-5pm, Only a few spaces available! Register online at VISITCENTER.ORG/PREPARING-FOR-REVIEWS

This two-day workshop explores the nuances of presenting multiple projects to different reviewers, customizing professional presentations, and effective methods for highlighting your strengths as an image-maker. With a comprehensive view of the industry, the instructor focuses on honing and amplifying the visual voice, and editing and sequencing works for different clients. In addition, this workshop includes a portfolio editing and sequencing session.

BREAKING THROUGH: What Curators & Editors Want October 25 -26, 10am-5pm, Only a few spaces available! Register online at VISITCENTER.ORG/WORKSHOPS

Over the course of two days, this workshop focuses on photographic project advancement from refining a statement of purpose, identifying collaborators, securing funding, and effective presentations for curators, editors and other image professionals. Learn how to tailor material to fit the museum, gallery or publication – how to best approach curators and editors for meetings and utilize limited resources to maximize impact. This workshop is geared toward mid-career photographers and educators.


Professional Development: Preparing for Reviews


Breaking Through: What Curators & Editors Want


Breaking Through: What Curators & Editors Want

is a photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator and writer. She is the former Director of PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; and received numerous awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book, “Avedon: 1949–1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, among others; “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibition designs for the Estate of Diane Arbus, the Menil Collection, Texas and the Leica Gallery, New York.

is the Curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Turchin Center hosts six galleries and provides opportunities for exhibitions and site-specific installations in all media. Past Review Santa Fe participants have been included in group exhibitions and awarded one-person installations. Redding has more than thirty years’ experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator and arts administrator. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art.

is the Photo Director at the HuffPost. With over 15 years experience in photo and digital media, she has previously worked in a variety of industries, all centered on photography: Frommer’s Travel, NBC Universal, Polo Ralph Lauren and Bloomsbury USA, among others. HuffPost regularly licenses photo essays across a variety of national and international news and lifestyle topics, which appear on our global platform.


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HIGH ALTITUDE: 7,000 FEET ELEVATION Please keep in mind that Santa Fe is at 7,000 feet above sea level in what is considered the high desert. Santa Fe is higher than the “mile high city” of Denver. Altitude sickness is a problem that can occur when you travel to this elevation. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level, so your body has to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Give your body time to adjust – even if you consider yourself to be physically fit. With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu (or a hangover…). Certain health factors can increase the risk of altitude sickness, including dehydration, heart disease, smoking, anemia, drinking too much alcohol, or chronic lung problems such as asthma or emphysema.

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From the Project Futuristic Archeology © Daesung Lee, 2015 Award Winner,

CENTER membership standard benefits include members only exhibition opportunities; discounts on entry fees; discounts on portfolio review events; and inclusion in the CONNECTIONS membership offering free admission to ICP, MoCP, the George Eastman House and more!

The Annual Call for Entries for Awards and Grants are coming soon. Sign up now to get discounted entry fees! $35  ALUM/STUDENT/SENIOR 65+ standard benefits $55  INDIVIDUAL standard benefits $120   SUPPORTING all the above benefits, online listing, a 40-minute photo consultation $300   PATRON all the above benefits, featured photographic book, and Review Santa Fe Festival Pass $500   SUSTAINING all of the above and invitations to CENTER special functions $1000   BENEFACTOR all of the above plus collectable print from a CENTER award winner


THANK YOU CENTER gratefully acknowledges our program partners, donors and leaders that help us to fulfill our mission. The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.

CENTER Board of Directors

Board Member Emeritus

Evan Anderman, Ph.D., Vice-President; Geologist and Photographer

Sam Abell National Geographic Photographer; Former President of Santa Fe Center for Photography

Nathan Benn former Magnum Photos Director and Trustee Emeritus at the George Eastman House Nikkol Brothers Co-Owner, Visions Photo Lab Reid Callanan, President; Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Verna P. Curtis Independent Photography Curator, former Curator of Photographs, Library of Congress Allan Swartzberg Collector

CENTER Advisory Council Gay Block Photographer Talia Kosh Attorney Mary Anne Redding Curator, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Aline Smithson Photographer, Educator & Founder of Lenscratch Amber Terranova Special Projects, Schilt Publishing & Executive Producer, Screen Projects

Barbara Goodbody Founding Member, Santa Fe Center for Photography Joanna T. Hurley President, HurleyMedia and Former President, CENTER

CENTER Administration Laura Pressley, Executive Director Angie Rizzo, Exhibits & Programs Manager Dallas Steele, Operations Manager Cyberian Frontier, Website Developers Phyllis Panzeter, Ph.D, Bookkeeper

2017 Scholarship Donors The Guadalupe Fund Susan Barnett Cornelia Bryer Lynne Buchanan Jon Edwards Natasha Egan Mary Anne Redding Amy Silverman Martha Swanson Amber Terranova Jay Tyrrell Karen & George Wzorek

CONTRIBUTE Help us grow the PHOTOGRAPHERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND by supporting the annual Print Raffle. CENTER’s Print Raffle offers a chance to own an award winning photographic print and/or book. Raffle tickets are $10/each, $25/3 tickets, $100/13 tickets, $140/20 and $325/50. This year, prints by Elizabeth Claffey, Morley Baer, Lois Greenfield, Alexandros Lambrovassilis, Ryota Kajita and more are available! Drawing will be held around 6:15pm on Saturday, October 28 at the Drury Plaza Hotel. You need not be present to win and can play via proxy. Tickets are available to purchase online at VISITCENTER.ORG/SHOP. (Shipping at winner’s expense.) CENTER is a 501(c)3 public service organization. We rely on donations to support our work. You can make a tax-deductible contribution by calling 505-984-8353 or mailing a check to PO Box 2483, Santa Fe, NM 87504. CENTER will acknowledge your name or business and it will appear on our website. Thank you for your vital support!


Back Cover: From the project Color of Love © Brendan Pattengale, 2017 Project Grant Recipient,



CENTER PO Box 2483 Santa Fe, NM 87504 505-984-8353




Editorial Panel Discussion and Q&A Portfolio Viewing, Farmers Market Pavilion Award & Grant Winners Artist Talks The Photographic Life: An Evening with Sam Abell, dinner event

SELECT BOOKSTORES & EXHIBITIONS UNM Art Museum, Frida Kahlo – Her Photos Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd, Aline Porter and Eliot Porter The Railyard, The Fence Radius Books Photo-eye Bookstore Photo-eye Gallery, Mitch Dobrowner Obscura Gallery, Pop-Up Group Exhibition Monroe Gallery, Art Shay Marion Center for Photographic Arts, CENTER Award Winners Edition One, Disappearing World Andrew Smith Gallery, Historical Southwest Photographs