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CENTER presents The 2022 Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium
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Aug 7, 2022
Santa Fe, NM —CENTER, the 28-year-old photographic organization, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is pleased to announce that the Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium is returning to provide in-person and international photographic programs. The award-winning and vetted stories and images will be shared at the annual Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium’s public programs: the Project Presentations, Portfolio Walk + Book Fair, and The Democratic Lens Scholar Lectures.                        

Each year CENTER highlights excellence and innovative contributions to the field with the annual awards and project grants seen at the Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium. By providing the select lens-based artists with financial support, publications, exhibitions, networking, and presentation opportunities, we can ensure these important stories extend to diverse and expansive audiences.                        

The free and open-to-the-public events are held both online and in-person to ensure audiences from around the world can participate. Join us this year in October and November to hear from and see the 2022 Award and Grant winning projects, vetted lens-based projects, and scholars representing key voices in the field.  


OCTOBER 25 - 28 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 
| 12 - 2pm MT | online                        

For 4 days, join the 8 CENTER Award + Grant winning artists for an intimate view of their projects and processes in conversation with Holly Stuart Hughes, Independent Editor, Writer, & Grant Consultant:                        

• Sequencing & Editing Multimedia for Clarity with Esha Chiocchio / Environmental Award 
• The Value of Feedback on Text & Images with Luis Corzo / Social Award
• Finding Your Personal Voice with Dan Fenstermacher / Multimedia Storytelling Award
• Writing & Images with Arista Slater-Sandoval / Personal Award                        •
 Finding an Audience for Personal Projects with Heather Evans Smith / Me&Eve Grant
• Editing a Long-Form Photo Project & Grant Proposal with Maximilian Thuemler / Development Grant
• Inspiring & Teaching Conscientious Creativity with Uche Okpa-Iroha / Teaching Award 
• Balancing Assignments & Self-Assignments with David Walter Banks / Launch Grant                        

NOVEMBER 18 PORTFOLIO WALK + BOOK FAIR 
| 5:30 - 8pm MT | in-person        

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501                        

Network: For 1 night only, join us for an extraordinary opportunity to network with the invited lens-based professionals along with the local Santa Fe community, and view the compelling documentary and fine art projects. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase outstanding photographic books and zines from the following publishers:                        

• ARTBOOK / Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P), Blurb, Dear Dave Magazine, Gnomic Books, Grenade in a Jar, HurleyMedia, photo-eye Bookstore, Radius Books, and SKYLARK, among others.                        

// NOVEMBER 20 SCHOLAR LECTURES | 10am - 1:30pm MT | in-person + online                       
La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E, San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501                       

Discussion: Join Will Wilson, Photography Department Head at the Santa Fe Community College, in conversation with three scholars as they discuss the role of photography in civic engagement:                       

• Photography & Restitution: The Civil Potential of the Image with Laura Wexler, Professor of American & Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Yale University   
                     
• WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Empathy As A Perspective with Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator Emerita, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX        

• What Can’t Be Unseen: Photography & Activism with Kymberly Pinder, Ph.D., Dean, Yale School of Art, Yale University         

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ABOUT REVIEW SANTA FE                        


In its 21st year, the flagship photographic program brings 100 vetted lens-based artists and 50 industry leaders - curators, editors, gallerists, publishers, and collectors - to the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. This internationally renowned professional development conference is designed to facilitate relationships between lens-based artists and leading industry professionals through a weekend of nearly 1,000 one-on-one meetings, artist and scholar presentations, and a public portfolio viewing that leads to community engagement and a number of direct outcomes.                                                        

   

ABOUT CENTER                        


CENTER (www.visitcenter.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1994 that supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships. For over 28 years, CENTER has helped visual storytellers across the globe reach audiences with their mission-driven projects.                        

CENTER creates platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. By establishing trans-disciplinary partnerships between artists and justice-driven communities, historians, cultural critics, students, and the art world, we honor our unique role in advancing projects that respect all people, open minds, and engage our shared humanity.                        

The Review Santa Fe and Democratic Lens programs are made possible by the following donors: the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New Mexico Humanities Council, The Gumbo Foundation, and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.                                                        
   
                                                      
    
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