Image detail from the project As We Play God @ Leah Dyjak, 2021 me&EVE Grant Recipient

CENTER is pleased to offer the me&EVE Grant providing $5,000 in financial support to a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer, 40 years of age and over in its third year.

This grant is made possible by Review Santa Fe alumna, Dorie Hagler, whose project me&EVE amplifies the voices of women. Initiated in 2016 on International Women’s Day, this project was inspired after seeing the transformative effects of witnessing women share their stories.

Career Advancement Package

// $5,000 Grant
// Complimentary Participation and Presentation for Review Santa Fe
// Project Publication in Lenscratch
// Online Exhibition with CENTER at

2021 Grant Recipient

Leah Dyjak, Attleboro, MA; As we play god

From the project statement – “The way landscape photography historically has been aestheticized often excludes conflict, contested histories, and social-ecological concerns. In my photographic work, I try to expose photography’s broader potential, as it can create links between the viewer and urgent social issues that connect to the collective body and the experience of climate change.”


Annick Shen – Head of Editorial, Adobe Stock

Annick Shen is the Head of Editorial at Adobe Stock’s Editorial Collection. There she is building out Adobe Stock’s editorial offering. Previously, she was a Senior Executive Producer for Blink Media, a NY production house that hired photojournalists and documentary photographers to create custom content and visual branding for businesses.

In 2015 and 2017, she worked with Elisabeth Biondi on Mauricio Lima’s Syrian refugee exhibit, Farida, Um Conto Sírio, and on the Annenberg Space for the Photography Refugee exhibit, which was done in collaboration with the UNHRC. Prior to this, Annick worked at Open Society Foundations in a unique joint position as the Senior Communications Coordinator for Photography that also worked with Documentary Photography Project. From 2007-2012, she was a Senior Photo Editor at Reportage by Getty Images and prior to that was a freelance photo editor at The New York Times.

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