Image detail from the series The Dissolving Landscape © Ella Morton, 2021 CENTER Environmental Award recipient

The 2022 Project Labs and professional development series that offered guidance on best practices and community impact through platforms tailored to each participant. It provided mentorship for incoming photographers 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.


Social Landscape Photographer | CENTER Board President, 2022 & 2021 Preparing for Reviews Panelist, 2021 Mentor, & 2015 Review Santa Fe Alumnus
Artist, Photographer, & Professor of Photography at Miami Dade College | CENTER Fiscal Sponsorship for the book project Farewell, 2021 & 2020 Mentor, 2021 Review Santa Fe Selection Committee Member, 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient, & 2019, 2018, & 2012 Review Santa Fe Alumnus
Photographer | CENTER 2021 Mentor, & 2018, 2013, 2006, & 2003 Review Santa Fe Alumna
Photographer & Associate Professor of Art, University of New Mexico | CENTER’s 2022, 2021, & 2015 Teaching Award Nominee, 2020 Mentor, 2014, 2012, & 2009 Review Santa Fe Alumna, 2013 Artist Lab & Residency Juror, & 2012 Curator’s Choice Award 2nd Place Recipient
Visual Storyteller, Photographer, & Producer & Director, Mason Gross School of the Arts | CENTER 2015 Review Santa Fe Alumna, CENTER’s Me&Eve Grant Donor
VVisual Artist | CENTER 2009 Curator’s Choice Award 1st place, 2014 Review Santa Fe Alumnus
Photographer, Book Artist, Founder, Booksmart Studio, & Assistant Professor, Visual Communications Studies, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology | CENTER 2021 Mentor, 2022, 2021, & 2020 Teaching Award Nominee, 2019 & 2017 Review Santa Fe Alumnus
Photographer | CENTER 2021 & 2020 Mentor, & 2011 Review Santa Fe Alumnus
Photographer | CENTER 2017 Review Santa Fe Alumna
Photographer | CENTER 2019 Climate Truth in the Anthropocene contributing Alumnus, 2018 Conjured Futures contributing Alumnus, 2015 Immigration, Migration, & Evolving Boundaries contributing Alumnus, 2014 Road to Nowhere: Southwest Soujourns contributing Alumnus, 2018, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2003, & 2002 Review Santa Fe Alumnus, & 2010 Review Los Angeles Alumnus
Fine Art & Documentary Photographer | CENTER 2021 Review Santa Fe Alumna, 2021 Social Award Alumni Juror, & 2020 Me&Eve Award Recipient & Presenter
Photographer | CENTER 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, & 2007 Review Santa Fe Alumnus, 2009 Review Los Angeles Alumnus, & 2007 Project Competition Recipient
Photographer | CENTER Advisory Council Member, 2021 & 2020 Mentor, 2011 Portfolio Review Bootcamp participant, & 2012 & 2017 Review Santa Fe Alumnus

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.