Mission

Mission

Detail form image "Are these chairs taken" - from the project Deconstructed Self © Natalie Christensen

CENTER celebrates 25 years supporting photographers in 2019!
Join us and become a member today.

The not-for-profit organization CENTER, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities for gifted and committed photographers.

CENTER – it is a noun and a verb. It is an action and a destination.

CENTER provides platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. Characterized by a community of gifted and committed photographers, CENTER has proven for the last 25 years that it can help photographers grow into their full potential. CENTER programs foster insights and actualizations that ripple and impact all involved.

The annual programs include the Project Launch, Project Development, Choice Awards, Multimedia Award, Santa Fe Prize, Excellence in Teaching Award, and Review Santa Fe. Public exhibitions, educational presentations and expositions of the work are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews. CENTER Awards, Grants, Review Santa Fe, and ALL other programs are open to international photographers and artists as well as national.

CENTER is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Gumbo Foundation, and the support of our members.

Strategic Aims

1. Produce high quality programs and exhibition opportunities
2. Increase audiences, connections, members and participants
3. Work in partnerships to better serve constituencies
4. Identify and implement CENTER’s models of best practice
5. Ensure the sustainability and longevity of the organization

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