Exhibitions & Events

Untitled, from the project Adrift © Magda Biernat

June 3–September 3, 2016

Reception & Book Signing: Friday, June 3, 5-7pm

At Photo-eye Bookstore & Project Space, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM

Photo-eye Bookstore & Project Space present Magda Biernat’s work, Adrift. Recipient of CENTER’s 2016 Director’s Choice award, this body of work is a personal commentary on the parallel effects of global climate change at opposite ends of the Earth. Adrift is a series that uses visual language as a means of polar comparison. Biernat pairs photographs of Antarctic icebergs and empty Iñupiat Eskimo hunting huts, whose shapes and volumes echo one another. The juror Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT festivals, writes “Magda Biernat’s award winning series Adrift is concerned with the changes in the polar ice, focused on the Arctic and Antarctic. In both of these environments the culture, land, architecture and geography are changing rapidly. By combining stunning images that study icebergs and Eskimo hunting structures she draws our attention to the effects of climate change and its impact on cultural identity.”

The Frontier

June 9-30, 2016

Opening Reception: June 10, 5-7pm

At New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

The photographic exhibition showcases contemporary perspectives on The Frontier. The work explores experiences and possibilities of the fringes, of expansive landscapes, and those who inhabit them. The works selected dialogue with each other about human experience within shifting boundaries, neocolonial activities, and construction of mythology.

The Frontier is a juried show of CENTER members, during the season long celebration of the photographic arts PhotoSummer.

© Leonard Suryajaya

June 17–September 2, 2016

Opening Reception: June 17, 6-8pm

At Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM

CENTER and SFUAD present the juried exhibition Dispossessed, an exploration of the condition in which minorities, and those at the margins, now comprise the majority of humankind but as outsiders. It reveals the internal and external experiences of marginality in a world where many feel on the fringes and also inside of systems. Illustrating the psychological and emotional expressions of marginality experienced universally and the ways we all experience feeling like an outsider. Artists include CENTER members from around the U.S.


© Chelsea Garcia

June 17–September 2, 2016

At Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM

The Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) in collaboration with CENTER presents SIX. Representing the photographic vanguard, SFUAD’s students will present a range of work representing current trends and concerns in photography. Artists include: Ysidro Barela, Rebecca Buchleiter, Craig Duncan, Chelsea Garcia, Pamela Houser, and Forrest Soper.

Future Tense

© Christine Collins

June 18 – September 17, 2016

Reception: June 18, 6-8pm

At 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM

Highlighting select CENTER photographers, Future Tense is an exploration of the socially, politically and psychologically complex relationship we have with the places we inhabit. Moving within and beyond the physicality of here and now, the photographers in this exhibition trace the tensions between nature and artifice; isolation and interconnectedness; past and present; and the physical and psychological…all of which reveal the tenuous balance that defines the path of our collective future. Artists include: Delaney Allen, Antoine Bruy, Pelle Cass, Phillip Cheung, Christine Collins, Tamas Dezso, David Favrod, Lori Hepner, Dina Litovsky, Judy Natal, Eric Pickersgill, David Schalliol and Daniel Traub.

Accidental Photography

July 1-24, 2016

At Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

To appear in various locations – check website for dates and locations.

In this mobile art gallery, professional New Mexican photographers exhibit unintentional images that have been saved from the editing room floor or the computer trash bin. The captivating photos might be narrative or abstract, but all give a glimpse into an unexpected way of seeing the world.


July 9 – September 30, 2016

At Railyard Art Park, Cerrillos Rd. & Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM

American Society of Media Photographers/New Mexico brings THE FENCE to the Railyard Art Park in the summer of 2016. Since its launch in Brooklyn four years ago, THE FENCE has consistently attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, sharing powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience of millions of visitors annually. Each year, an international jury of photography professionals is called upon to review and select 40 photographers whose submitted work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. The selected projects will be presented in a series of large-scale, curated, outdoor exhibitions in five cities in the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and now, new in 2016, Santa Fe. THE FENCE exhibition in Santa Fe will include a section highlighting the projects of New Mexican photographers, juried by luminaries in the New Mexico photographic community.

For more exhibitions and photo programs please visit www.PhotoSummer.org


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