June 14-23, 2024

CENTER Presents Conjured Futures

Jamey Stillings

CENTER is pleased to announce two projection programs; Conjured Futures, showing June 7th and 8th, and COLOR CUE: Explorations in perception, showing June 14th and 15th. Both projections take place on the north side of the Santa Fe Railyard shade structure.

This is part of the collaborative initiative, PhotoSummer, in its 4th year promoting contemporary photography in New Mexico. Taking from the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs of PhotoSummer represent the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region.

PhotoSummer is made possible by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.


The projections will take place outdoors in the Santa Fe Railyard. The first program, Conjured Futures is presented in conjunction with the Interplanetary Festival hosted by SFI and is included in their roster of happenings and events. Color Cue; Explorations in Perception is presented in conjunction with the Currents New Media Festival. Each program includes the work of several national and international photographers in a slideshow format. Both programs are free and open to the public. Participating artists will be announced in the first week of June.


Where: Santa Fe Railyard Shade Structure, North End
When: June 7 & 8, 7pm – 10pm
Admission: FREE

Conjured Futures is a juried projection featuring photographic images that address or question new technologies, policies, and movements that are shaping the future of humanity. In this curation by Angie Rizzo, the focus is on projects that look at solutions or alternate outcomes. So often in western society do we see an emphasis that is put on destruction and problems, without considering what can be done to remediate damage.

In the last 5 – 10 years with the advent of drone photography and popularity of aerial photography, there have been many projects documenting the massive changes to the environment caused by human activity. These projects have helped to generate an understanding of humanity’s present environmental and socio-political crisis, and now it is time to think about the future. How are technologies being used to preserve and restore the environment? What does the future look like? What is being done to take control of our futures?

 is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1994, that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted, committed photographers. For over 24 years, CENTER has helped photographers across the globe advance their careers and grow to their full potential. Annual CENTER programs include The Choice Awards, Excellence in Teaching Award, Project Launch & Project Development Grants and CENTER’s flagship event, the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival.

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