Project Lab Seminars

Project Lab Seminars

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The 2022 Project Lab, hosted in conjunction with the 21st Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium, is a professional development series that offers guidance on best practices and community impact through platforms tailored to each participant — offering one-on-one mentoring with CENTER Alumni and access to career advancement Seminars + Workshops discussing grant writing, editing, and portfolio review preparation.

Hosted online over the course of 2 days, the 1st day of the Project Lab Seminars is open to any and all interested lens-based artists and will focus on the presenter’s course discussion. The 2nd day provides an added experience for a portfolio review that allows participants to discuss their projects and receive feedback from each other and the instructors.

The two-day workshops will take place hosted online through Zoom. Please ensure your account and Zoom app are up to date before the workshop dates. Access the Zoom How-To videos to learn more about the platform. Pre-registration is required for both days, however, please note there are limited spaces available for Day 2. The presentation shared on Day 1 is recorded and will be shared with all registrations, current Review Santa Fe participants, and CENTER Members at a later date.

Day 1 of all available Project Lab Seminars is provided free of charge to 2022 Review Santa Fe Participants and current CENTER Members. Please email for the free registration link.


Hosted on October 5 + 6, 2022, this seminar focused on utilizing the editing process to amplify your voice with Amber Terranova, an experienced photo director, educator, and visual producer. Terranova discussed honing a statement of purpose, editing and sequencing strategies, and effective presentations for image professionals. Learn how to tailor material for specific audiences and the do’s and don’ts of submitting your work to awards, grants, and publications.

The second day of the seminar provided participants with an invaluable group portfolio review session to edit and sequence their projects. Learn More | registration closed


Hosted on August 19 + 20, 2022, this seminar offered advice on preparing your work for meetings with curators, editors, publishers, and other industry professionals. Hear from Mary Anne Redding, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Curator, Review Santa Fe Portfolio Reviewer, CENTER Advisory Council Member, and Juror for CENTER’s 2022 Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award, about how portfolio reviews offer opportunities for project distribution and making key contacts for career advancement for photographers working at all levels.

Attendees discussed the importance of tailoring their body of work to different types of opportunities, from gallery and museum exhibitions to print publications and books. The second day of the seminar included an invaluable portfolio critique session for participants to refine their projects. Learn More | registration closed

Check back for more Project Lab Seminars hosted in September and October 2022.


The Project Lab Seminar Program is made possible by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

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