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In 2020, CENTER initiated a new Mentorship Program for first-year Review Santa Fe attendees, with its success thanks to the help of CENTER alumni who took on the task of a trial program. In 2021, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation made this program available to the Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers by fully establishing the Project Lab Mentorship program.

The 2022 Project Labs, hosted in conjunction with the 21st Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium, is a professional development series that offers guidance on best practices and community impact through platforms tailored to each participant — providing mentorship with CENTER Alumni and access to career advancement Seminars + Workshops discussing grant writing, editing, sequencing, and portfolio review preparation.

Review Santa Fe is an incredible opportunity for career development, industry networking, and taking your practice to the next level. One of the oldest portfolio review events in the US enters its 21st year, in 2022, with the weekend-long conference’s programs including over 1,000 portfolio reviews with the esteemed Portfolio Reviewers and invited participants.

CENTER is committed to supporting your professional development, industry networking, and taking your practice to the next level. Having face-time with esteemed reviewers, connecting with peers worldwide, and sharing your work with diverse audiences can be a daunting experience. The Project Lab Mentorship program offers a one-on-one session with seasoned mentors to help you evolve your practice.

Due to the limited spaces available and high level of interest, this program is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thank you for understanding.

HOW IT WORKS: CENTER will pair new incoming Review Santa Fe participants with experienced Review Alumni for advice, and share pro-tips and mentorship pre and post-event to optimize all opportunities that the Review Santa Fe Portfolio Reviews offer. The Project Lab Mentorship program is conducted online (email, phone, and video chat) so that you connect worldwide. Mentorship participation information is sent via email to invited Review Santa Fe participants only.

PARTICIPATION: Requests for mentorship become available after invitations to Review Santa Fe have been sent out. If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program, please get in touch with us at


This program is made possible by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

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