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CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event, the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, is a weekend conference and festival for photographers who have created a project or series that are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion and community gathering in a profoundly unique sense of place. Join us in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains for several special programs including artist talks, pop-up exhibits, a print raffle, and a closing dinner celebration.

This special weekend festival has been called one of the most effective professional development programs for photographers. The reviewers and the Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers travel from around the world to take part in this prestigious juried portfolio review and are carefully chosen with their ability to offer opportunities as well as feedback. The weekend hosts over 1,000 one-on-one portfolio reviews with curators, editors, publishers and international festival directors whom each year come to Santa Fe to view the photographic vanguard.

A weekend of non-stop forward momentum. View the full schedule.

View the 2018 Program Guide!


Review Santa Fe Photo Festival offers Festival Passes for access to the lively receptions, conversations, and career advancing opportunities the conference offers. Festival pass holders can take part in the portfolio reviews, receptions and artist talks to meet documentary and fine art photographers, editors, educators, publishers, collectors and other photography lovers. Read more about the festival pass here.


The Review Santa Fe Reviewers are carefully selected curators, editors, book publishers, gallery and festival directors.  We invite those that take an active interest in sourcing new talent in efforts to create the most worthwhile investment for the photographers and the festival pass holders.

At Review Santa Fe we work hard to research and include reviewers that are offering more than feedback, but also opportunities for career advancement and placement of your work in a supportive and friendly environment. So far we have 14 galleries, 8 curators, 7 book publishing experts, and 13 editors from Canada, Japan, Italy and several major cities across the U.S. Read more here.


CENTER is pleased to provide a platform to view the 100 portfolios of the 2018 Review Santa Fe attendees with a chance to network with photographers, reviewers, and the Santa Fe art community. Portfolio Viewing hosts esteemed gallerists, curators, editors and other photography enthusiasts to view a broad range of contemporary photography encompassing social, environmental and political issues, including stellar fine art projects.

Hundreds of Photographers from around the world apply to take part in the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival with only about 20% of the total applicants chosen to participate. The photographers were carefully selected by an independent jury of esteemed professionals, read more here. This is an extraordinary opportunity to view the 100 compelling projects of the nationally and internationally recognized photographers, as well as many on the brink of wider acclaim.


Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
5:00-6:00PM – VIP PREVIEW – Open to Reviewers, Press and Festival Pass holders
6:00-8:00PM – Portfolio Viewing is free and open to the public


The 2018 Award & Grant winners travel to Santa Fe as part of the award package to present their work at the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. Additionally, the projects will be in the exhibition Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, curated by Mary Anne Redding, at the Turchin Center for the Arts, December 7, 2018 – April 27,2019.

To learn more about the award winners, please join us to hear directly from the artists on Friday, October 19 from 12-4pm and Saturday, October 20 11am-5pm. Read more about the Award and Grant winners here.