Image Detail © Mila Teshaieva


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Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, NOVEMBER 2-6, 2016, is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. The Festival offers photographers, reviewers and photo enthusiasts a week of photographic programming and events. Review Santa Fe Photo Festival 2016 features a number of ways to connect including: two professional development workshops (career reviews & preparing for reviews), exhibitions, artist talks, portfolio viewing, two receptions, a dinner honoring Susan Meiselas and more. You can view the full event schedule here.

There are lots of ways to get involved in Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. CENTER Award & Grant winners will be offering a number of free and open to the public artist talks Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5. The Review Santa Fe 100 photographers will be showcasing their work at Portfolio Viewing the evening of Friday, November 4. In addition to free public programming, Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is offering a festival pass which offers entry into two private receptions with artists and reviewers and VIP hour at Portfolio Viewing. The pass offers a great way to stay plugged in to the CENTER network, and connect with artists and reviewers.

© Peter Lessing

Portfolio Viewing

Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers Present Their Work
Friday, November 4, 6-8pm, Farmer’s Market Pavilion
Free & Open to the Public

Join CENTER, the reviewers and the Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers who travel from around the world to participate in this prestigious juried portfolio review Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. For one night only, all 100 participating artists will open their portfolios to the public, sharing their work and creating a community space for dialogue about their work, and the many critical issues these artists engage with through photography.

Image Detail © Wendel White, from the project Schools from the Colored

Artist Talks

CENTER 2016 Award & Grant Winners Discuss Their Work
Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5
Free & Open to the Public
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe


Judy Gelles
Fourth Grade — this work reveals what fourth graders from around the world wishes and worries.
Kelia Anne MacCluskey
The Contest of Meaning — a series of images that imitate and romanticize memories.
Jennifer Greenburg
Revising History — a study on photography, the vernacular image, and its role in creating cultural allegories.
Melissa Kaseman
Preschool Pocket Treasures — a photographic archive of objects found stuffed in pockets after each day at preschool.
Eric Kayne
In the Path of the Pipeline — on those who live near the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Laura Pannack
Youth without age, life without death — inspired by Romanian folk tale exploring the notions of eternal life.
Alvaro Laiz
The Hunter — 
Udege people have lived in the Boreal Jungle for hundreds of years.


Brittany Powell
The Debt Project — a multimedia exploration of the role debt plays in our personal identity and social structure.
Eva Fazzari
Freeway — documenting the journey of rescue animals and the emotional exchanges between dogs and humans.
Jennifer Little
100 Years of Dust — the LA Department of Water and Power’s legally mandated dust mitigation program in CA.
Megan Doherty
Back of the Yards — Project Grant winning work on the effects of gang violence in Chicago.
Wendel White
Schools for the Colored — structures and sites of places where segregated schools once stood.
Angie Keller
The Gladioli of El Carmen — the Afro-Peruvian women of El Carmen, a coastal town in Peru.
Magda Biernat
Adrift — Antarctic icebergs and empty Iñupiat Eskimo huts showing on the effects of global climate change.
Laura Morton
Wild West Tech — an exploration of Silicone Valley, portraits of individuals at the heart of an economic boom.


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