EIN 85-0428041


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Center funds lens-based projects and hosts the CENTER Awards and Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium for photographers and industry leaders.
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Program areas at Center

Artist Sponsorship Program-CENTER served as a sponsor for visual storytellers and project based initiatives.Attorney and visual storyteller Debbie Espinosas project Living with Conviction leveraged legal empowerment to advocate for an end to court imposed debt for the formerly incarcerated. Kurt Markus Scholarship program offered a hands on workshop and travel expenses to the photographer.
The Center Award online. The CENTER Awards highlighted outstanding photographers working in all processes in 4 categories.Environmental Award, Social Award, Personal Award and the Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Awards.An outside jury selects a first place for each category. An Honorable Mention was provided to 2 Social Award recipients .On average ,more than 7000images representing up to 25 countries enter the annual awards. Winners receive Review Santa Fe admission and presentation of winning project, mentorship, exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in 2023, pulication with Lenscratch and an online exhibition at VisitCenter.org. Honorable Mention 2 receive publication with Lenscratch and Feature Shootan online exhibition at VisitCenter.org.Number of presentation attendees462. Number of people benefitted6 photographers. Number of exhibition attendees13000 visitors
Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium is a conference that brings together photographers industry leaders for a weekend of portfolio reviews, networking, career advancement, creative inspiration. The event consists of approximately 800 portfolio reviews with esteemed curators, publishers,gallery directors editors from all over the country, as a result of these sessions photographers have received exhibitions, publication many more professional opportunities. Over 60000.00 in scholarships has been awarded since its inception in 2001.Number of people benefited60 photographers 35 reviewers. Number of visitors to the open Portfolio Walk350.

Who funds Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Legal Foundation of WashingtonCivil Legal Services for Low Income People$84,935
New Mexico Humanities CouncilPayroll$15,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$11,305
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at Center

Laura Wzorek PressleyExecutive Director$89,736
Deborah EspinosaDirector of Engagement
Whitney WernickPrograms Manager
Phyllis Panzeter, Ph.D.Bookkeeper
Reid CallananTreasurer$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Center

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$335,477
Program services$147,530
Investment income and dividends$3,869
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$486,876

Form 990s for Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-07990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-06-15990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 14, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $84,935 from Legal Foundation of Washington
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
May 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $45,000 from Legal Foundation of Washington
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
PO Box 8372
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Metro area
Santa Fe, NM
Website URL
(505) 933-9146
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A40: Visual Art Organizations, Services
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
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