First Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Photography Award

Foto Forum Santa Fe is proud to announce an open call for our First Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Photography Award, an international competition open to emerging and established artists. The selected photographer receives a two month solo exhibition at our downtown Santa Fe gallery, located a short walk from the art hub surrounding SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Railyard.


Foto Forum Santa Fe is a 501(c)3 non-profit that creates an artistic space to explore the current relationship between photography, storytelling, science, and technology through artist exhibitions, workshops, visiting artist lectures, research, and community outreach. The Photography Award expands upon Foto Forum’s commitment to showcasing both contemporary work from established artists and giving opportunities for emerging photographers to find an audience. 


The First Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Photography Award is accepting entries November 1st, 2020 through January 4th, 2021, with results announced in early February, and the show to open April 2nd, 2021. Photographers are invited to submit up to twelve images from a related body of work that is ready for exhibition. Jurors will choose the winner based on creativity, cohesion, maturity, and quality of the individual photographs. Prizes and acknowledgements for 2nd and 3rd place to be announced.


Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older 

Fee: $35 ($25 for students and seniors)

Award: Solo Exhibition, online portfolio, $500 stipend towards delivering the work


Harry Gamboa, Jr

artist, writer, and educator.

He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-2017), the international performance troupe. He is a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group. He is Co-Director of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts. He is a lecturer with the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge.

Harry Gamboa, Jr's work has been exhibited by museums + galleries + art spaces nationally/internationally

Sage Paisner

artist, curator, and educator


Sage is Executive Director of Foto Forum Santa Fe, full time faculty at California State Summer School for the Arts, and special faculty at Calarts where he teaches alternative processes and mural size analog black and white and color printing.

How To Apply

Begin the application process by submitting the Application Fee through one of the buttons below. Early applicants pay $35 ($25 for students and seniors) through December 20th. Prices increase to $45/$35 thereafter.

Once the fee is processed you will be sent a link to upload your Artist Statement, C.V., and a portfolio of twelve photographs.

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