© Natalie Christensen

Bridging the Gap: Photography & Contemporary Art

WHEN: April 17 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
WHERE: Turner Carroll Gallery – 725 Canyon Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505
HOW: Free & Open to the Public

CENTER and Turner Carroll Gallery present a panel discussion that explores the intersection of photography and the contemporary art world. How do the two seemingly disparate realms overlap, inform, and categorize themselves and each other? What makes a photographic project contemporary art? How can photography fit into contemporary collections?

Panelists Fatemeh Baigmoradi (Artist), Natalie Christensen (Artist), Shastyn Blomquist (Gallerist), and Angie Rizzo (CENTER) discuss the biases and trepidations around photography, as well as how and when it rides the line between worlds.

// Fatemeh Baigmoradi is a photographer based in Los Angeles, CA and several images from her project ‘It’s Hard to Kill’ are included in Turner Carroll’s current exhibition Can’t Lock Me Up: Women Resist Silence.

// Natalie Christensen is a Santa Fe-based photographer. She is represented by Turner Carroll Gallery and her exhibition Last Night I Dreamt I Knew How to Swim, is up from April 20 – May 13, 2019.

// Shastyn Blomquist is one of the Directors of Turner Carroll Gallery and a former curator at CCA | Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. Shastyn comes from a diverse background in the creative economy, business, and arts administration.

// Angie Rizzo is the Exhibits and Programs Manager at CENTER, a not-for-profit organization that supports photography and hosts the annual Review Santa Fe Photo Festival.


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.