Image detail of The Royal Poinciana, from the series "Contact" © Andres de Varona, 2019 Review Santa Fe Alum

October 15 – 17, 2021

CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event, Review Santa Fe, is a conference for photographers who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. One of the oldest portfolio review events in the U.S., the Review Santa Fe Photo, enters its 20th year, in 2021. The conference will include virtual programs including portfolio reviews, Photographer Presentations, panel discussions, and more.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2021 events by signing up for our e-news. View and download the 2019 Program Guide.

Applications are closed for the 2021 Calls for Entry

CENTER has launched many now-famous photographers’ careers including Alec Soth (2003), Julie Blackmon (2006), Tamas Dezso (2011), Cristina de Middel (2012), and many others. This event helps photo-based storytellers bring their work to completion and have it seen by industry leaders, editors, curators, and publishers who are portals to broad international audiences.

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



This program stands out amongst portfolio reviews because it is carefully vetted by a selection committee, ensuring the quality of the work. Each year a new independent committee ranks all of the submissions, with the highest-ranking submissions receiving an invitation. Along with the vetted photographers, the annual awards and grants recipients to participate in Review Santa Fe. It is a blind judging process and all different types of lens-based projects are invited to attend including documentary, fine art, black and white, reportage, and interdisciplinary projects.

Read the 2020 Selection Committee Statements here. Learn more about the application process and guidelines here.


CENTER has initiated a NEW Mentorship Program for first-year attendees to Review Santa Fe. Review Santa Fe is an incredible opportunity for career development, industry networking, and taking your practice to the next level. In order to best optimize all the opportunities Review Santa Fe offers, CENTER will pair up new incoming photographers with experienced alumni for advice and mentorship.

Requests for mentorship become available after invitations have been sent out.


How: Free & Open to the Public – 2021 details TBA

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.


– 2021 details TBA

When: Saturday, Oct 17, 2020
Where: Zoom Webinar // Watch the recorded event here
How: Free & Open to the Public

CENTER hosted the annual Photographer Presentations with the 2020 Grant and Award recipients virtually through Zoom. Each artist shared an intimate view of their project, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A session.


How: Free & Open to the Public – 2021 details TBA

The 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. Book signings with authors will happen throughout the afternoon.


The Reviewers are carefully selected curators, editors, book publishers, gallery and festival directors. 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.

We are still confirming 2021 Reviewers, you can view the growing list here.


Gumbo Foundation
MAE Foundation
MaryAnne Golon
Christy Havranek
Joanna T. Hurley
Steven and Wendy Katzman
Melanie McWhorter
Mary Anne Redding

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