All of us at the University of New Mexico Art Museum and 516 ARTS are delighted to work together to showcase contemporary photography from the region, the country and the world this summer. We have teamed up to launch PhotoSummer, a collaborative initiative that strives to re-present and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. For future PhotoSummer initiatives, UNM Art Museum will partner with a variety of organizations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and throughout the state in order to highlight the very best of photographic practice and scholarship.

The first PhotoSummer collaboration has emerged around the exhibition Fraction of a Second, which is a multi-site exhibition at both 516 ARTS and UNM Art Museum, guest curated by Fraction Magazine co-founder David Bram.

CLICK HERE for more detailed information regarding public programming throughout the summer!



• Fraction of a Second
June 5 – August 8
Opening reception at UNM Art Museum: Friday, June 5, 6-8pm
Opening reception at 516 ARTS: Saturday, June 6, 6-8pm

Curated by David Bram, editor and publisher of Fraction Magazine, this multi-site exhibition brings together diverse contemporary photography by established and emerging artists, with local and national artists featured at 516 ARTS and international artists featured at UNM Art Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by Radius Books, with essays by Michele Penhall and James Elkins.


516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque • 505-242-1445,
UNM Art Museum, UNM Main Campus, Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque • 505-277-7315 •

• Stealth Investigations: Jessamyn Lovell, Lee Montgomery & Trish Stone
June 5 – July 17
Reception: Friday, June 26, 6-8pm

Stealth Investigations is an exhibition of three artists who employ photography and video as methods of surveillance, engaging issues of privacy, intimacy and communication.

LOCATION: SCA Contemporary Art, 524 Haines NW Albuquerque • 505-228-3749 •


• The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
Produced by CENTER
June 11 – 14

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is a photographic conference and exhibition series showcasing outstanding international photographic projects. 100 photographers are chosen to meet one-on-one with 45 curators, editors, publishers and others who travel from around the U.S. to Santa Fe to scout talent. The public is invited to join the photographic vanguard for the following programs: Keynote by Lucy Lippard (Thursday, June 11, 6-7pm); Artist Presentations featuring the twelve award winners (Friday & Saturday, June 12 & 13, 11am-5pm); Portfolio Viewing of 100 juried portfolios – view contemporary photography and engage in dialogue with the artists from all over the world about their documentary projects, photo journalism, and fine art projects (Friday, June 12, 6-8pm); and a special dinner honoring luminary Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Saturday, June 13, 7-10pm).

For schedule details, event locations in Santa Fe & tickets to selected events: 505-984-8353 •

• The Curve: CENTER international award winners
June 12 – September 13
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 6-8pm

For the third year in a row, CCA proudly presents outstanding photography from CENTER. The Curve showcases eleven winners of the Project Grants and The Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice and Director’s Choice Awards.

LOCATION: Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
505-982-1338 •

Additional CENTER exhibitions at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (June 1-30, 2015) to be announced.


• Andy Mattern: Driven Snow

June 19 – July 25
Opening reception: Friday, June 19, 6-8pm

Driven Snow is a series of photographs that focuses on the chunks of snow and ice that accumulate under cars during winter. A byproduct of weather and urban transit, these solid formations are a kind of temporary automatic sculpture somewhere between natural and human made.

LOCATION: Central Features, 109 5th St. SW, Downtown Albuquerque • 505-243-3389 •

• Gordon Parks and Rania Matar: Exposure
Project Room: Sandi Haber Fifield: After the Threshold
June 13 – July 24
Reception: Friday, June 19, 6-8pm

Exposure by Gordon Parks and Rania Matar presents a deeply humanitarian perspective to human rights conflicts both past and present, from Parks’ series about the wake of the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, to Matar’s work about Syrian refugee children living in her hometown of Beirut. The project room features photographs by Sandi Haber Fifield exploring how small glimpses of life experiences can align and create compositional harmonies.

LOCATION: Richard Levy Gallery, 514 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque • 505-766-9888 •