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Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners

December 7, 2018 – May 27, 2019(This exhibition has passed.)

Gallery A

CENTER, the not-for-profit photographic arts and time-based media organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has honored, supported, and provided opportunities to gifted and talented photographers since 1994. 

CENTER’s artists investigate current social, environmental, and political issues of critical global importance. CENTER’s 2018 Award and Grant winners travel to Santa Fe as part of their award package to present their artwork at the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. The projects will also be featured in the exhibition, Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, with images selected by Mary Anne Redding, curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

Jerry Takigawa; Memories

Jerry Takigawa; Memories

Choice Awards

Each year, selected artists are awarded significant financial support in multiple categories. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and a new category, The Producer’s Choice Award. For more information about each artist click on the link to their winning project. 

Curator’s Choice Awards

Selected by Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum

Director’s Choice Awards

Selected by Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia 

Editor’s Choice Awards

Selected by Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books 

Producer’s Choice Awards

Selected by Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR 

Project Development Grant

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. 

Project Development Winner

Selected by Leslie Ureña, Associate Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian 

Project Launch

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. 

Project Launch Winner

Selected by Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art