New Mexico Spotlights Photography

PhotoSummer 2018 

PhotoSummer, now in its fourth 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 2018 is organized by CENTER, Axle Contemporary, American Society of Media Photographers in Santa Fe. It features public programs in both cities, focusing on photography that spans regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars. 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.

Spanning June – September, PhotoSummer 2018 features public programs in both cities that highlights regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars. This year there are multiple venues between Albuquerque and Santa Fe showcasing photography in our region. This year’s line up features artistic workshops, lectures, pop-up events, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities!

Through the power of imagery, we are pushed to question our core beliefs and our responsibilities to each other as international citizens. In this sense, photography has the power to shine an uncompromising light on critical issues…
– Ismail Ferdous