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 & 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
“As an issues-based photographic program, we are tasked with sharing important details of personal and societal pressures with the community at large. Sometimes these conversations can be difficult; however, having the recognition of CENTER has leant me a hand in pursuing these visual conversations with my students and community.”
FRANK LOPEZ
Addison, TX // 2020 Teaching 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
“Your programming for attendees is unparalleled.”
KATHLEEN TUNNELL HANDEL
New York City, NY // 2019 Review Santa Fe Alum
“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 reviewers.”
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 & 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 Project Competition Recipient & Review Santa Fe Alum
“It was totally life-changing”
“My experience at the reviews was just beyond any expectations.”

ALEC SOTH
Minneapolis, MN // 2003 Santa Fe Prize Recipient & Review Santa Fe Alum

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