Detail of image from the project Caravana Migrante © Kitra Cahana, 2019 Editor's Choice Award Recipient

CENTER – it is a noun and a verb. It is an action and a destination.

Founded in 1994, the not-for-profit organization CENTER, honors, supports, and provides opportunities for gifted and committed photographers.

CENTER provides platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. Characterized by a community of gifted and committed photographers, CENTER has proven for the last 25 years that it can help photographers grow into their full potential. CENTER programs foster insights and actualizations that ripple and impact all involved.

The Annual programs, awards and grants include the Project Launch Grant, Project Development Grant, Three Choice Awards, Excellence in Multimedia Award, Santa Fe Prize, Callanan Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival and Portfolio Reviews. Public exhibitions, educational presentations and expositions of the work are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews. CENTER Awards, Grants, Review Santa Fe, and ALL other programs are open to international and national photographers and artists. Join us and become a member today.

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.

Strategic Aims

1. Produce high quality programs and exhibition opportunities
2. Increase audiences, connections, members and participants
3. Work in partnerships to better serve constituencies
4. Identify and implement CENTER’s models of best practice
5. Ensure the sustainability and longevity of the organization

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