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SFW + photo-eye Gallery: On Collecting with Anne Kelly & Michael Rubin

photo-eye Gallery SFW + photo-eye Gallery: On Collecting with Anne Kelly & Michael Rubin Jovi Esquivel Discover the fascinating world of collecting photography and unleash your creativity with Anne Kelly and Michael Rubin in this captivating collaboration between Santa Fe Workshops, photo-eye Gallery and The Rubin Collection.

Gallery Director Anne Kelly shares Prom Gown #1, by Tom Chambers

This week we're excited to share the recording of the recent online event hosted by the Santa Fe Workshops, as part of their Creativity Continues series. Anne Kelly, the Gallery Director of photo-eye Gallery, and the director of The Rubin Collection, Michael Rubin, took us on a delightful journey through the enchanting world of collecting photography and the sheer joy of collecting in general. 

Collecting is all about the thrill of acquiring and organizing items that tickle our fancy — whether it's stamps, coins, mesmerizing photographs or something else. It's a gratifying pastime that allows us to express our creativity and wholeheartedly indulge in our passions.

For Anne and Rubin, collecting photography is more than just a hobby — it's a way of life. As a passionate gallery director, Anne not only manages the gallery's impressive collection but also assists fellow enthusiasts in building and nurturing their own treasured collections. She curates captivating exhibitions and supports the artists represented by the gallery.

Rubin, with his lifelong love of collecting, has seamlessly woven his passion for photography into his journey. As both a dedicated collector and an accomplished photographer, he collaborated with his father on The Rubin Collection. Today, he continues to share his extraordinary collection with others, including recent classes held by Santa Fe Workshops. 

Now, we invite you to dive into the recording of this special workshop, where Anne and Rubin share their valuable insights into the world of collecting photography. Gain a deeper understanding of this art form, gather practical tips for building and managing your own collection, and explore the profound connection between creativity and collecting.

Gallery Director Anne Kelly, Portrait by Dave Hyams
Anne Kelly is the Director of photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and has been with the company since 2006, producing over 80 exhibitions. Established in 1991, photo-eye Gallery is a premier contemporary photography gallery representing both established and emerging photographers. Her interest in photography developed at an early age, influenced by her mother’s love for the medium. In addition, Kelly is a highly engaged portfolio reviewer for several arts groups and organizations across the country, both in-person and online, providing feedback, critique, and discourse. As an active supporter of the arts, Kelly has been described as enthusiastic, tenacious, and curious and is an occasional contributor to Analog Forever Magazine.

Director & Photographer Michael Rubin, portrait by Angela Allen
Michael Rubin has been a photographer and collector for more than 40 years, newly relocated to Santa Fe after decades in the Bay Area. As a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, he began by creating images that were both composed and surreal. Rubin’s work continues to meld the surreal with the intimate; he embraces the passion of the amateur and evangelizes photographic exploration for consumers. He manages a photo collection of thousands of classical works of mid-century modernism, always incorporated into his workshops, and has spent the past years developing this new curriculum in photographic education.

Concurrent with photography, he has had an entrepreneurial career that has spanned industries such as publishing, consumer retail, entertainment media, and technology. Career highlights include Lucasfilm, Netflix, and Adobe. He has had editing and post-production roles on numerous television and movie projects, including the miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” and the Bertolucci feature “The Sheltering Sky.”

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If you are in Santa Fe, please stop by during gallery hours or schedule a Virtual Visit HERE.

For more information, and to reserve one of these unique, extraordinary new works,
please contact photo-eye Gallery Director Anne Kelly or Gallery Associate Jovi Esquivel.

photo-eye Gallery

1300 Rufina Circle, Unit A3, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tuesday– Saturday, from 10am– 5:30pm

You may also call us at (505) 988- 5152 x202