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CENTER – Review Santa Fe 2018

photo-eye CENTER – Review Santa Fe 2018 photo-eye is thrilled to sponsor CENTER's 18th annual Review Santa Fe Photo Festival.

Known as one of the most effective professional development programs for photographers, photo-eye is thrilled to sponsor CENTER's 18th annual Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. Designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals, CENTER’s Review Santa Fe is one of the world’s premier events for photographers seeking recognition and career advancement. Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, CENTER connects 100 photographers with today’s most relevant and esteemed reviewers.

16 of CENTER’s 2018 Award & Grant winners will present their work over the course of two days: Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20. Each artist will display slides of their award-winning projects, and discuss the subjects that their work explores. Each 30-minute talk is followed by a question and answer session with the audience. View this year’s award-winning projects HERE.

New this year, Center is hosting a Photographic Book Fair, Sunday, Oct 21, 10am-12pm, at the Drury Plaza Hotel and photo-eye is excited to be participating. Come and get signed books – including the nearly sold out Too Tired for Sunshine by Tara Wray – and talk with several photobook publishers from around the country including, Candela Books Kris Graves Projects, Fraction Editions, Peanut Press, Princeton Architectural Press, Radius Books, and photo-eye Bookstore.

However, the festival's reach extends far beyond the review session. This year CENTER is thrilled to host Splendor and Misery a retrospective exhibition of iconic works by photographic legend Joel-Peter Witkin curated by Angie Rizzo. Not exhibited in Santa Fe since 2014, Splendor and Misery will be one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Witkin’s work to take place in New Mexico in recent history. Up to 30 photographs and several drawings from the Joel-Peter Witkin Collection will be on view from October 5 through November 4, 2018, at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Gallery.

An Evening With Joel-Peter Witkin will serve as the closing event of the annual Review Santa Fe Photo Festival—Saturday, October 20, at the Drury Plaza Hotel. The event includes a reception, dinner, a talk by photography writer and scholar Eugenia Parry and a presentation by Witkin.

"Just as the new objectivists were called degenerates for their express beliefs, my work will be recognized, hopefully in time, as one of the most significant presentations of mankind's splendor and misery in the process of our craving the truth and the courage to live."      
—Joel-Peter Witkin, from the book, Witkin & Witkin
On Friday, October 19 from 6–8 pm, all are invited to be dazzled by a Portfolio Walk showcasing the 100 selected photographers’ projects. This is a rare opportunity to browse portfolios and speak with the artists.

CENTER is pleased to provide a platform to view the 100 portfolios of the 2018 Review Santa Fe attendees with a chance to network with photographers, reviewers, and the Santa Fe art community. Portfolio Viewing hosts esteemed gallerists, curators, editors, and other photography enthusiasts to view a broad range of contemporary photography encompassing social, environmental and political issues, including stellar fine art projects.

Hundreds of Photographers from around the world apply to take part in the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival with only about 20% of the total applicants chosen to participate. The photographers were carefully selected by an independent jury of esteemed professionals, read more here. This is an extraordinary opportunity to view the 100 compelling projects of the nationally and internationally recognized photographers, as well as many on the brink of wider acclaim.

For more information, please contact CENTER at 505-984-8353 or