The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and in 2016 we have added an additional New Choice Award category. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more. The Choice Award winners are invited to participate in an exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico during Review Santa Fe.
2016 Choice Award Winners
Curator’s Choice Award
1st Place: Angie Keller, The Gladioli of El Carmen
2nd Place: Judy Gelles, Fourth Grade
3rd Place: Jennifer Little, 100 Years Of Dust: Owens Lake and the Los Angeles Aqueduct
2016 Award Package
Curator’s Choice, Director’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Exhibitor’s Choice Awards
First, second, and third awarded in each category
// Group exhibition of Choice Award winners
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Lenscratch publication
// Special invitation to Art Photo Index (API)
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org
2016 Juror Bios
Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, joined the Metropolitan Museum in 1988. The author of ten books on Walker Evans, Jeff is the steward of the Evans archive, which the Metropolitan acquired in 1994. He also is the custodian of the Diane Arbus Archive. Rosenheim has a BA in American Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Photography from Tulane University. He has lectured extensively, curated numerous exhibitions, such as Photography and the American Civil War (2013), and published essays on a wide range of artists including Carleton Watkins, Thomas Eakins, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore.
Louise Clements is the Artistic Director of QUAD (www.derbyquad.co.uk) – a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby (UK)- since 2001, and the Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival (www.formatfestival.com) since 2004. As an independent curator, she has produced commissions, exhibitions and publications and of art, film, mass participation and photography. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia. She has been guest curator at Habitat Centre and Hauz Khas BlowUp (Delhi, India 2012), Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea, 2013), Dali Photography Festival (China, 2013), Noorderlicht 20/20 (Groningen, Netherlands, 2013), Photoquai Biennale (Paris, 2015), Christophe Guye 2020vision (Switzerland 2015), Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries (France 2015), Hamburg Photo Triennial (Container City, Germany, 2015), Venice Biennale, EM15 (2015), Slideluck Rome (Italy 2015). Louise is the editor at Large for www.1000wordsmag.com.
Chris McGonigal is a award-winning senior photo editor with The Huffington Post who has worked on many special projects including as the sole photo editor on the Pulitzer Prize winning “Beyond The Battlefield” series at the publication. With a background in news and photojournalism, he was recognized by the Associated Press Managing Editors in 2006 with the photo of the year award. He’s had the opportunity to work with amazingly talented photographers at The Washington Times and AOL News and Sports.
Rixon Reed, Founder and Director photo-eye and Art Photo Index, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1979, photo-eye has been recognized as a leading resource for art photography. Its contemporary gallery and bookstore in Santa Fe showing emerging, mid-career and established artists. One of the largest websites devoted to art photography, photoeye.com represents work by emerging talent through their online gallery. Photoeye.com also includes an online database of photography books containing over 35,000 titles along with weekly rare and out-of-print photobook auctions. In 2012, Mr. Reed launched Art Photo Index a highly vetted, visual resource of over 3500 important art and documentary photographers and their work from around the world. This innovative site includes exhibitions by renowned curators from around the world. Mr. Reed is looking for artists who have fresh view points and strong bodies of work to include on both the photo-eye and Art Photo Index websites with possible exhibition in shows in Santa Fe, NM. He is also interested in engaging book projects to include in photo-eye’s bookstore and has insight into the publishing and bookselling world.