Photography Faculty Accomplishments

2014 Accomplishments

Chair Mary Anne Redding is jurying the PaduchaPhoto 2014 exhibition. Earlier in the year she also completed portfolio reviews at the annual Society for Photographic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD.


Projects 2014:

Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Donald Woodman: Transformed by New MexicoFebruary 22 – October 23, 2014

Santa Fe Community Gallery: In/Visible Borders: Nineteen New Mexico Photographers (Part II) November 22, 2013 – February 21, 2014


Director of photography and artist-in-residence David Scheinbaum was invited to an excavation in Troy on the coast of Turkey this summer. His work was featured in the exhibition Clubs, Joints, and Honky-Tonks through Sept. 30 at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. The show features pieces by photographers “who have immersed themselves in the places, spaces, and energy of concerts, shows, and spontaneous live performances.”In April, faculty member Steve Fitch presented his work at photo-eye Gallery’s First Wednesday Salon.

In April, faculty member Steve Fitch presented his work at photo-eye Gallery’s First Wednesday Salon. His exhibition Highway Culture also showed at photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe from Feb. 25 through April 14. At the opening, he signed copies of his recent book Motel Signs. Fitch also had work in Alcove 12.0, a yearlong series of small group exhibitions, at the New Mexico Museum of Art along with Art Department faculty members Tom Miller, Susan York, Kate Carr, and Linda Swanson.


Radical Visions/The Enduring Silence. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2012. GILA byMichael Berman, Text volume edited by Mary Anne Redding, published last fall, has received an Honorable Mention (Books category, museum budgets greater than$750,000) in the 2013 Museum Publications Design Competition sponsored by American Alliance of Museums (formerly American Association of Museums).


Tony O’Brien, professor of documentary photography, debuted his new book Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2011) on Oct. 23 at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. The book presents the images O’Brien made during his 1994–95 stay at the monastery in Abiquiu, N.M.

A retrospective of Steve Fitch’s work was at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles in January and February 2011. Steve Fitch: 1970–2010 spanned more than four decades of his photography, which captures the vernacular of the American West.

Faculty member Jo Whaley’s exhibition Portraits of Transformation was at the Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Ariz., during January 2011. It depicted butterflies paired with anonymous portraits from the 19th century, intertwining nature, art, and science.