Splendor & Misery Exhibition

CENTER is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Splendor and Misery: Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin, opening October 5, 2018 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Gallery.

Drawing from a rich body of sources – literature, myth, and Renaissance and Baroque painting – he creates elaborate tableaux that explores perverse, erotic, and religious concerns. He collaborates with people often from the more extreme margins of society as his subjects, and occasionally works with corpses and mutilated body parts, often photographing in countries where the laws are more lenient when working with human remains.

The image selection will include better known images as well as newer works that have rarely been shown. Up to 30 photographs and several drawings from the Joel-Peter Witkin collection will be on view from October 5 – November 4, 2018..



5:00-6:00pm – VIP PREVIEW – Open to Reviewers, Press and Festival Pass holders
6:00-8:00pm – Portfolio Viewing is free and open to the public
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion: 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

CENTER is pleased to provide a platform to view the 100 portfolios of the 2018 Review Santa Fe attendees with a chance to network with photographers, reviewers, and the Santa Fe art community. Portfolio Viewing hosts esteemed gallerists, curators, editors and other photography enthusiasts to view a broad range of contemporary photography encompassing social, environmental and political issues, including stellar fine art projects.

Hundreds of Photographers from around the world apply to take part in the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival with only about 20% of the total applicants chosen to participate. The photographers were carefully selected by an independent jury of esteemed professionals, read more here. This is an extraordinary opportunity to view the 100 compelling projects of the nationally and internationally recognized photographers, as well as many on the brink of wider acclaim.

Portfolio Viewing, Photo by Dottie Lopez