6.09.2009

REVIEW SANTA FE 2009: Reviewer Schedule

SANTA FE: This was my first time returning to New Mexico since working as Director at Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fe a couple of years ago. I formally reviewed twenty seven photographers portfolio's over two days at Review Santa Fe 2009. I was very impressed with the overall level of work I was shown. The work had first been juried by Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, Photo District News (PDN) , Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director, Photographic Center Northwest, and Laura Addison, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art before it came to us. Laura Wzorek Pressley, Executive Director of CENTER and her crew did an amazing job of organizing this event.

Day One: Arrived in Santa Fe and immediately met up with friend Jack Woody (Twin Palms/Twelvetrees Press publisher) for lunch before the Orientation at The Lodge at Santa Fe where the Portfolio Review takes place. In the evening we all headed over to the Photo-Eye Gallery for Debbie Fleming Caffery's The Spirit And The Flesh opening exhibition and book signing. Caffery's book, published by Radius Books, sold 5 at a time that night. The exhibition was beautifully hung and Debbie was (happily) inundated with book signing all evening.
More Santa Fe Review SnapShots here

Debbie Fleming Caffery's book signing and exhibition The Spirit And The Flesh at Photo-Eye Gallery

Caffery's powerful photographs behind Anne Kelly, Photo-eye Associate Director (left) with photographer Leslie Alsheimer

Left: Jane Brown, Director, D.A.P.West, Catherine Edelman, Director Catherine Edelman Gallery, Darius Himes, Co-founder and Editor Radius Books and guests at Photo-Eye Gallery

Center (white shirt): Whitney Johnson, Picture Editor, The New Yorker, David Laider, Photo Agent, Aurora Select, NY

Photo-eye Director Rixon Reed and Photographer Vicki Bohannon

Photo-eye Director Rixon Reed and Photographer Vicki Bohannon graciously made a buffet dinner for ALL 100 participating photographers and 50 Reviewers under the portal between Photo-eye's Gallery and Bookstore.

Day Two: The Review session began at 10:00 and lasted until 3:00 PM with each review lasting 20 minutes. In the evening all the Reviewers headed over to CCA/Center For Contemporary Arts to view all of the 100 Photographers Portfolio's which were spread out in CCA's huge space.

Photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery and Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, MV Swanson and Associates

Photographer Latoya Ruby Frazier exhibiting her photographs at the Portfolio Viewing at CCA/Center For Contemporary Arts

Day Three: Beginning at 9AM, we reviewed Portfolio's solidly until 6:10PM. It was very intense and felt like running a marathon. I need a week to process all the images I saw. Dinner at Il Piatto with Placitas, NM based Artist Photographer Fernando Delgado.

Reviewers Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching of the KlompChing Gallery

Day Four: In the DFW Airport hub I sat in on an Enlightening lunch conversation between Anthony Bannon, Director, George Eastman House and Award Winning PhotoJournalist Benjamin Lowy. Now going through all the websites and CD's given to me by the Photographers I reviewed. I'll profile some of the work on future posts.
100 Photographers and Reviewers listings

More Review Blog Posts:
PDN Pulse (thanks Emily for the mention)
APhotoEditor,
Emily Shur, Deborah Hamon
, FractionMag, Stephen Gelb , Elizabeth Fleming
More Santa Fe Review SnapShots

1 comment:

deborah said...

I am exhausted after reading your activities - I hope you have been able to rest, let your mind relax so it can digest all the information & images1