New Mexico Spotlights the Photographic Arts


PhotoSummer, now in its second year, is a collaborative initiative that represents and actively promotes historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. Taking the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs around PhotoSummer represent the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region.

PhotoSummer 2016 is organized by UNM Art Museum and 516 ARTS in Albuquerque and CENTER in Santa Fe. It features public programs in both cities, focusing on photography that spans regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars. This year we have partnered up with Axle Contemporary, American Society of Media Photographers and Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, to expand the programming and highlight New Mexico’s undeniable connection to the photographic arts.  Showcasing the work of a diverse group of established and emerging artists whose work is strong in concept and in execution, this collaborative effort highlights New Mexico as a place where excellent photographic work is produced, taught, and exhibited, as well as where people from near and far gather around photography. PhotoSummer aims to entice and inspire photographers and art lovers by offering a robust schedule of exhibitions, workshops, talks, events, and public programs. Spanning from June through September, this year’s schedule is sure to provide both residents and visitors with plenty of opportunities to engage with the photographic medium and enjoy what New Mexico has to offer.