Announcing the 2009 winner : Hiroyo Kaneko, San Francisco, CA; Sentimental Education
The award process is by nomination only; photographers cannot apply independently. The prize includes $5,000 and participation in Review Santa Fe; online exhibition and more.
Juror statement : "I’ve been looking at the 120 or so entries for the Santa Fe Prize of Photography on and off for three weeks now. I’ve really enjoyed the range of work, and the sense of new agendas and definitions of photographic projects coming in to play in what feels very much like a new social era. More than any other year that I have been judging contemporary photography competitions, there’s a welcome rise in the number of nominated photographers engaging with our big social and political issues, looking out in to the world for the stories of who and what we are". Read all
2007 : Leigh Anne Langwell
2006 : Sheila Pree Bright
2005 : Eirik Johnson
2004 : Byron Wolfe
2003 : Alec Soth
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The bi-ennial Santa Fe Prize for Photography recognizes and rewards a gifted and committed photographer who has completed, or is near completion of, a meaningful body of work. This prize is to bring new work to light and by awarding an under-recognized talent.