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Creativity Continues

Image © Reuben Wu

Creative expression is a way to reconnect with ourselves and then with others. To encourage that community, Santa Fe Workshops has launched Creativity Continues, a collective way to develop our creative voices. These events are free and open to the public.

Featured Event:

The Day May Break with Nick Brandt and Anne Kelly

Date: May 16, 2024
Event Details:
Thur, May 16, 2024 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
A special evening with photographer Nick Brandt and photo-eye Gallery Director Anne Kelly, who discuss Nick’s ongoing thematic concerns of humans’ devastating impact on the health of the planet and now humans themselves.
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Creativity Continues Events

Event Date: June 11, 2024
Photographer Drew Leventhal discusses his ongoing body of work, Yosh, a posthumous history inspired by a family friend's life and death in colonial Belize.
Event Date: July 17, 2024
André Ramos-Woodard (he/they) uses their work to emphasize the experiences of marginalized communities while highlighting the repercussions of contemporary and historical discrimination. During this program, André discusses the relationship between raw emotion and image making.
Event Date: August 22, 2024
Join fine-art photographer Mitch Dobrowner and photo-eye Gallery Director Anne Kelly as they discuss his influences, the motivation for chasing big storms, and his transition from analog photography to digital.
Event Date: September 5, 2024
Join us for Andrew’s and Maddie’s insights into the intricacies of covering politics as photographers on the campaign trail. Behind the scenes, the reality is far from glamorous.

Previous Offerings:

Date: April 4, 2024
A special evening with National Geographic Explorer Corey Arnold. As a photographer and commercial fisherman, Corey’s presentation weaves through several bodies of work that explore man’s relationship with animals.
Date: March 21, 2024
In David Maisel's multi-chaptered and decades-long aerial photography series Black Maps, he explores the aesthetics and politics of radically human-altered environments, including open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and classified military zones.
Date: February 8, 2024
During this revealing conversation, moderator Jenn Poggi with The Kalish, and presenters Fred and Andrea discuss the foundational standard of ethics and share their thoughts on how this framework continues to evolve as the world of journalism changes and practical factors like technology influence visual journalists’ work.
Date: January 27, 2024
During this one hour talk, followed by a Q&A, Parr presents “Photobiography,” discussing the development of his ideas over his long career in photography. Parr’s work is infused with a distinctive wit and sense of irony and enables us to see things that have seemed familiar to us in a completely new way.
Date: December 13, 2023
Richard Misrach and John Paul Caponigro discuss the role of beauty in art (and specifically photography) as a source of nourishment for individuals and a force for social change.
Date: November 9, 2023
A special evening with photographer Reuben Wu and photo-eye Gallery Director Anne Kelly. Ruben’s work involves illuminating nocturnal landscapes with lights attached to drones.
Date: November 1, 2023
Photography historian and curator, Dr. Rebecca Senf, remembers legendary photographer Rodney Smith and his thoughtful and timeless images.
Date: October 19, 2023
Santa Fe Workshops welcomes Brendan Hall for a discussion crafted for filmmakers and photographers alike, exploring empathy, risk taking, and serendipity in the creative process.
Date: September 14, 2023
Join photographer Mackenzie Calle for a conversation on her project, “The Gay Space Agency,” which addresses the historical inequities faced by the LGBTQ+ community in astronautics.
Date: July 26, 2023
Join Tami for a discussion on blending modern photomontage, pigment printmaking, and a centuries-old painting technique that creates an inner luminosity within the finished work.
Date: May 9, 2023
Manuela speaks about embracing these creative barriers as an aspect of the artistic endeavor and about redefining success, and how doing so can free us to confront uncertainties and unleash the authentically creative and inspired work we seek to realize.
Date: May 4, 2023
Featuring a special evening with photo-eye Gallery Director Anne Kelly and the director of The Rubin Collection, Michael Rubin. Together Anne and “Rubin” explore topics relating to collecting photography and collecting in general.
Date: April 6, 2023
Using light, wet plate collodion chemistry, paper cut-outs, cliché verre, and brushes, Nadezda creates experimental camera-less compositions in the darkroom through multiple exposures that allude to landscapes, light and atmospheric phenomena, and organic forms found in nature.
Date: April 4, 2023
Born in Vietnam and raised in Iran, France, and Southern California, Sebastian began his career assisting Richard Avedon and Steven Meisel. Now based in Brooklyn, he has risen to the pinnacle of the editorial, fashion, and commercial photography world.
Date: March 14, 2023
Through visual explorations of the contemporary landscape and its intersection points with the environment, Brad’s lens reminds us that we are everywhere, and impact everything we touch.. During this one-hour talk, Brad will discuss the evolution of his career and share the guiding questions that shaped his work along the way
Date: March 9, 2023
Elizabeth works with water as a creative medium in its own right, introducing it into many aspects of her imagery. Join us for this evening in March to hear Elizabeth speak about the ways in which water has shaped her work over time.
Date: March 6, 2023
This free online lecture features Tara Sellios' visceral photography, a highly detailed, intensely planned and process oriented discipline.
Date: February 16, 2023
Join celebrity photographer and natural light master Jeff Lipsky, as he shares anecdotes from his favorite shoots, as well as his time-tested strategies for developing rapport with your subjects, utilizing props, and other elements of his unique creative process.
Date: February 9, 2023
An artist well known for her super-saturated color images of Americana, Patty Carroll's Anonymous Woman project is a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity.
Date: December 8, 2022
Esteemed photographic artist Frank Ockenfels illustrates a range of different concepts, techniques, and shares his one-of-a-kind photographic abstract images.
Date: May 24, 2022
Join Natalie Goldberg and John Paul Caponigro for an intriguing conversation about how words make images and images make words.
Date: February 16, 2022
Wednesday, February 16 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) On Wednesday evening, February 16...
Date: December 14, 2021
The Art of Visual Storytelling, a conversation between photo editor Sarah Leen and photographic artist...
Date: November 10, 2021
Presentation and reveal of images: free live event November 10 from 6pm to 7pm MT...
Date: September 8, 2021
Over the Threshold: A Conversation on Creativity with long-time friends John Paul Caponigro and Sean...
Date: June 2, 2021
Our next Creativity Continues assignment goes beyond the surface as the artist intervenes by exploring...
Date: March 24, 2021
Workshops have been pivotal experiences in the creative lives of so many photographers—both students and...
Date: December 2, 2020
Join us on Wednesday evening, December 2, for our next Creativity Continues conversation with Bostick &...
Date: November 2, 2020
Join us on Wednesday evening, November 4th at 6pm MT for an event you won’t...
Date: September 2, 2020
Los Angeles- based commercial and editorial photographer Jeff Lipsky shares an inside look at a magazine cover...
Date: August 5, 2020
Documentary photographer, educator, and photo editor Maggie Steber presents images from her ground-breaking series of photographs The Secret...
Date: May 15, 2020
This recording features Sarah Leen, former Director of Photography for National Geographic Visual Media, and her...