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

2022 Call for Entries Now Open

CENTER is pleased to offer the me&EVE Grant and provide financial support to a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, or gender non-conforming photographer, 40 years of age and over in its fourth 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.


// $1,000 grant
// Mentorship
// Professional Development Workshop Admission
// Review Santa Fe Admission and Project Presentation
// Group Exhibition of Award & Grant Winners at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
// Featured Project Publication with Lenscratch
// Permanent Online Exhibition with CENTER


© Jared Soares

Sarah Leen – Founder & Editor, The Visual Thinking Collective

In 2013 Sarah Leen became the first female Director of Photography at National Geographic Partners. In late 2019 she founded the Visual Thinking Collective, a community for independent women photo editors, teachers, and curators dedicated to visual storytelling.

Leen works with individual photographers and agencies consulting and editing projects and books including the 2020 FotoEvidence and World Press Photo Book Award winner HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo, Anders Wo by Petra Barth, and Like a Bird by Johanna-Maria Fritz.

Leen mentors individual photographers and teaches photography and photo editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, the Eddie Adams Workshop, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, Women Photograph, Visura, and at the PhotoLux Festival in Lucca, Italy. 

She is on the Board of Directors of the International League of Conservation Photographers.


Winner’s Gallery


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