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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 documentary project or fine art series and who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion and community gathering in a unique 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 reception.

This special weekend festival has been called one of the most effective professional development programs for photographers in the world. The reviewers and the 100 Photographers travel from around the world to take part. Hosting over 1,000 one-on-one portfolio reviews with curators, editors, publishers and international festival directors who each year come to Santa Fe to view the photographic vanguard. View the 2019 PROGRAM GUIDE & Schedule!

Sign-language interpretation, program guides, assistive listening devices, and other guest facilitation are all available upon request. Please contact us at to inform us of your needs.

CENTER would like to thank our 2019 Scholarship Fund Donors who keep Review Santa Fe accesible to all. Thanks to the MAE Foundation, Joanna T. Hurley Scholarship Fund, Melanie McWhorter and a generous Anonymous donor.

If you are interested in supporting a photographer and their work for future events please reach out to us personally. Donations are welcome in any amount to the Joanna T. Hurley Scholarship Fund, the Gay Block Scholarship Fund and the Photographers Scholarship Fund. Learn more about making a donation for future Scholarships here.


When: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 – 6-8pm
Where: The Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion – 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
How: Free & Open to the Public

In a much-beloved community outreach that has become a tradition during Review Santa Fe, CENTER presents the 100 portfolios of the Review Santa Fe photographers in the Friday Night Portfolio Walk at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion in the Railyard Arts District. There gallerists, curators, editors, and other photography enthusiasts have the opportunity to view a wide range of contemporary photography that focuses on social, environmental, and political issues, as well as stellar fine art projects.

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When: Saturday, OCTOBER 19, 2019 – 1-5:30 pm
Where: The Drury Plaza Hotel, Lamy Room: 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
How: Free & Open to the Public

The 2019 Award & Grant winners travel to Santa Fe as part of the award package to present their work at the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. Each photographer will give a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session moderated by Mary Statzer, Ph.D.

Presenting Photographers: Sama Alshaibi, Kitra Cahana, Cody Cobb, Tara Cronin, Annette Fournet, Rich Frishman, Paul Guimoth & Dylan Housthor, Lori Hawkins, Astrid Jahnsen, Lesia Maruschak, Rania Matar, Rocky McCorckle, Moira McDonald, Kevin Mooney, Xan Padrón, Maria Sturm, and Igor Tereshkov.

This program is made possible with the support of the New Mexico Humanities Council.

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When: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 – 10am-5pm
Where: The Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
How: Free & Open to the Public

Photographic Book Fair is a space for notable photographic book publishers, indie publications, selected photographers, and art-book enthusiasts to discover new projects and exchange ideas. showcasing newly released publications from several publishers that include Chronicle Books, Gnomic Books, Grenade in a Jar Books, HurleyMedia, photo-eye Bookstore, Radius Books, TIS Books, and Wilt Press. Book signings with authors will happen in the afternoon.

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When: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 – 11am-12pm
Where: The Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
How: Free & Open to the Public

CENTER is pleased to invite John Jacob for a presentation on Diane Arbus. “This presentation draws on my research for ‘Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs’, the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the portfolio. Using the recorded voices of those who knew and worked with her, it tracks the evolution of an Arbus canon grounded in her work on the portfolio; the solidification of that canon as a consequence of her untimely death; and the emergence of discourse as institutions sought to accommodate and respond to its challenges.”

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Festival Passes allow access to the lively receptions, conversations, and career advancing opportunities the weekend conference offers. Festival Pass holders can take part in à la carte portfolio reviews*, receptions and artist talks to meet documentary and fine art photographers, editors, educators, publishers, collectors and other photography lovers. *FESTIVAL PASSES ARE NOT FOR THE INVITED 100 PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Read more about how to purchase a 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. Check out the 2019 Reviewers here.




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