TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

Image detail of "Magic Hour" from the series Monodromatic © Daisuke Takakura

Hear from our Award, Grant, and Review Santa Fe Alumni –

Review Santa Fe was amazing and an overwhelmingly positive experience. Everything about it elevated my practice. It’s most definitely worthwhile.
SARO CALEWARTS
Santa Fe, NM // 2021 Review Santa Fe Alum
The two days event with established reviewers in the photography community was nothing short of magical. The reviewers were passionate, dedicated, and offered constructive critiques.
FARRAS ABDELNOUR
New York City, NY // 2021 Review Santa Fe Alum
You are the organization that has done the most for my practice.
ADA TRILLO
Philadelphia, PA // 2020 Award Recipient and 2021 Review Santa Fe Alum
This award has been the highlight of not just my year, but of my career.
The CENTER Awards have always set the bar for excellence in photography.
BRANDY TRIGUEROS
Los Angeles, CA // 2020 Award Recipient
This year [2019] I saw all kinds of interesting work from all over the world, all over the states… different topics: climate, gender, politics. It was great. If you’re a photographer, there’s an incredible range of editors and curators, gallerists, and nonprofit gallerists here. It’s an incredible slate of reviewers.
CHRISTY HAVRANEK
Photo Director, Huffington Post // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
It was one of THE BEST photo experiences I have ever had; great photographers, great reviewers, great organization.
KEITH JENKINS
Director of Digital Content, NPR; formerly at National Geographic // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
I’ve been invited to Review Santa Fe for the last 15 years, and I’ve really enjoyed all of my time there… I find the reviews invaluable. Meeting the artists one-on-one for 20-minutes gives you great access, and you can learn so much in that time surprisingly. The reviews are invaluable to me for meeting other curators, gallerists, publishers, and all these photo gurus who make it all happen.
NATASHA EGAN
Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
I left Review Santa Fe feeling like my community had expanded exponentially, I returned home on a “high” that I still have not come down from.
RICHARD TUSCHMAN
Forest Hills, NY // 2014 Review Santa Fe Alum
It’s the review I want to be part of. The Library of Congress has benefited from acquisitions I was able to make from reviewees.
VERNA P. CURTIS
Curator of Photography, The Library of Congress // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
Review Santa Fe is one of my favorite events because CENTER does an incredible job of choosing talented and forward-thinking candidates. Year after year we find timely and thoughtful projects to highlight on WIRED’s Raw File photography blog and those projects are always well received by our audience.
JAKOB SCHILLER
Writer, Wired Raw File // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
I doubt that I have ever attended a finer fair at any art event!
JAQUELIN LOYD
Director, Eight Modern // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
I LOVED Review Santa Fe! It is the best investment I have made in my artistic career.
KLAUS ENRIQUE
New York, NY // 2013 and 2017 Review Santa Fe Alum
My experience at the reviews was just beyond any expectations.
BOB AVAKIAN
Edgartown, MA // 2013 Review Santa Fe Alum
Review Santa Fe is a GAME-CHANGER!
CRISTINA de MIDDEL
London, UK // 2012 Review Santa Fe Alum
As a reviewer, your needs are met even before you realize you have them! An impressive and energizing experience, one that I’m sure all participants, reviewers and photographers, feel lucky to attend. I know I do.
SARA BADER
Princeton Architectural Press // Review Santa Fe Reviewer
I can’t thank you enough for everything – the award, the portfolio review scholarship, the publicity. As a result, I had a museum exhibition and my career benefitted tremendously. My project has been seen by thousands of people. I am beyond thrilled.
TAMAS DEZSÖ
Budapest // 2011 Award recipient and Review Santa Fe Alum
My experience at the reviews was just beyond any expectations.
ALEC SOTH
Minneapolis, MN // 2003 Santa Fe Prize recipient and Review Santa Fe Alum
Be sure to read:
Alumni – Review Santa Fe {Reflections & Experiences} by R.J. Kern [2015]

aPhotoEditor – Review Santa Fe Interview with Executive Director Laura Pressley [2014] by Rob Haggart

LENSCRATCH – A First Timers Guide to Review Santa Fe [2016] by Carol Erb; Notes From Review Santa Fe [2014] by Aline Smithson

Light Work – Let’s Talk about Portfolio Reviews [2010] by Mary Goodwin

Santa Fe New Mexican’s PasatiempoMan of the people: Photography Eric Cousineau [2021] by Michael Abatemarco; Revisiting Representation [2019] by Michael Abatemarco; All the pretty pictures: CENTER presents Review Santa Fe [2018] by Paul Weideman; The CENTER holds [2017] by Michael Abatemarco; More than meets the eye [2016] by Michael Abatemarco; Photography by 2015 recipients of CENTER’s grants, Choice Awards [2015] by Michael Abatemarco; Photo wowwow: Review Santa Fe [2015] by Paul Weideman Art in Review: ‘The Curve’ at CCA [2014] by Michael Abatemarco; Mixed Media – On the Road: “Road to Nowhere” at SFUAD [2014] by Michael Abatemarco

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