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CENTER has announced the 12th Annual Review Santa Fe, a juried portfolio review event and conference for photographers. Participants travel from all over the world, representing 23 U.S. states and 12 countries including Hungary, Argentina, Norway, South Korea, and Japan, to attend the prestigious event. There are several events free and open to the public surrounding Review Santa Fe including a portfolio review, exhibits and tours as well as a panel dsicussion on photography and its cultural impact. Click through / scroll down for the details.
CENTER Press Release
CENTER is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Review Santa Fe, a juried portfolio review event and conference for photographers. 100 photographers travel from all over the world to make professional connections with top publishers, editors, curators, art directors, gallerists, and other industry leaders.
The participating photographers travel from all over the world, representing 23 U.S. states and 12 countries including Hungary, Argentina, Norway, South Korea, and Japan, to attend the prestigious event. Additionally, 45 leading art and photographic professionals come to Santa Fe to attend, including Curator of Photography at the Library of Congress, Senior Multimedia Producer of NPR, editors from National Geographic, Newsweek, TIME and many more.
There are several events free and open to the public surrounding Review Santa Fe making for a fun and lively photo village on the historic and beautiful IHM Retreat Center campus including:
PORTFOLIO VIEWING - FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 5-8PM, at CENTER, 50 Mt Carmel Rd., Santa Fe, NM, 87505.
The 100 photographers lay out their work in a unique expo/exhibition style format for a lively evening of discussions with artists and attendees. The Portfolio Viewing provides collectors and photo lovers with an opportunity to view cutting-edge work and to connect with talented practitioners. All 100 projects can be seen at http://www.visitcenter.org/reviews/photographers_listing/review_santa_fe_2012
NEW THIS YEAR – EXHIBITS & TOURS?- FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 6–8PM &?SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 12–2PM & 3-5PM?
The public is invited to take a walk through CENTER’s photo community and enjoy work by the 2012 Choice Award Winners, Review Santa Fe Alumni and UNM Graduate Students. Experience the Santa Maria buildings’ haunted halls installation by Jessamyn Lovell. Stop by Billy Hunt’s Scream Portrait Booth to interact with the Scream-o-Tron 3000, a volume-based camera trigger made out of a boombox.??
Also on view will be Axle Contemporary, an innovative vehicle for arts distribution and mobile gallery. The gallery will be on campus Friday and Saturday, 12-2pm, and Sunday, 12:30-1:30pm, showing work of local artists Patrick Nagatani, Leigh Anne Langwell, Robert Stivers, and Matthew Chase-Daniels.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PANEL DISCUSSION - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 10:30-12:30PM?
This panel discussion, Spheres of Influence: Photography and Its Cultural Impact, moderated by the NM Museum of Art’s Curator of Photography, Katherine Ware, will explore how photographers harness the power of photography to bring awareness, influence, and create change. Presenters include:?Verna Curtis, Curator, The Library of Congress;?Kathleen Hennessy, Exhibition Director, PhotoPhilanthropy; ?Keith Jenkins, Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR; and?Denise Wolff, Senior Editor, Aperture.?
Below you will find some examples of the artists who will be present at the event. The work of these artists represents the important topics being explored by photographers today, including significant social, environmental and political issues.
This image is from his series the Scream Portraits. He writes about “Basically, it (the Scream-oTron 3000) will take a picture when you scream loud enough. I wanted to strip away all the artiface that normally goes into making your image. Its not about your clothes, or if your ears are two big, or if you are fat, or old. Its about emoting something real, and letting the camera catch a glimpse, all though a wizard of oz like artifice.”
In his project, Never Let You Go, the Argentinian photographer explores how Alzheimer’s disease changes the life of the people who live close to the patient. The subjects are his grandparents who live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dutch photographer and journalist combines photo essays with written stories. She firmly believes storytelling is an important art that can open the eyes and connect people. Cadets (since 2010) explores the importance of the military in American society through the lives of at-risk teenagers. Ellen documents the daily life of the cadets of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) of Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, New Hampshire.
This Santa Fe, NM based photographer will be showing the work Occupied Territory. He writes:
“I choose to depict these often awkward and unintended outcomes juxtaposed with undeniable beauty. By using the unflinching, square frame to visually unify these two facets, I explore the subtle relationships and interactions between “occupation” and “territory.”
CENTER is a Santa Fe based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1994, that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted, committed photographers.
It is the aim of Center to help photographers identify their creative goals and accomplish them through feedback, support and opportunities. The annual programs include the Project Competition, the Choice Awards, Santa Fe Prize, Excellence in Teaching Award, Review LA, Review Santa Fe and the Center website. Public exhibitions are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews.
For high-resolution files, interviews and more information, please contact Laura Pressley, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on membership, awards and programs visit www.visitcenter.org.
Photo (c) Stijn & Marie, from the project Shirley.