PRESS RELEASE: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiration and Instruction for the Photographic Community
Instilling a passion for photography in Santa Fe and throughout the world
Santa Fe, NM (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 28, 2009 -- Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the premier photographic workshop organization in the world, achieves the milestone of 20 years as an inspirational resource for all levels of photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals. Since its inception in 1990, the Workshops has been unwavering in its commitment to educational excellence to thousands of people who share a passion for photography. The astounding growth and ongoing success of the Workshops is attributed to attracting the world’s most influential photographers as instructors, the steadfast dedication of its talented staff, and developing new programs and partnerships that ensure Santa Fe Photographic Workshops stays at the forefront of photographic education.
“I am proud, grateful, and honored to be part of this unique community of photographers that come from all walks of life and every corner of the globe to participate in a week of magic and camaraderie,” says Reid Callanan, founder and director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Starting with 27 workshops and 287 participants in its first season, the Workshops has grown more than 600% to offer over 200 workshops attended by 2,000 participants annually. With campuses in Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, programs extend around the world through photographic journeys in such regions as Tuscany, Bali, Provence, Ireland, Australia, Oaxaca, Tanzania, and Morocco. Regardless of location, time and again participants speak of their exceptional experiences at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Advanced amateur photographer Catherine Hiesiger reflects, “It was fun and very inspiring; I was truly impressed. The atmosphere of kindness and acceptance motivated me in ways long since forgotten. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has strengthened my resolve to listen to my own creative voice and give it life in my own unique way.”
One of the most enticing features that keeps participants coming back year after year is the caliber of the extraordinary instructors at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Week-long workshops are taught by talented, world-renown photographers such as Sam Abell, Joyce Tenneson, Platon, Nevada Wier, Nadav Kander, Julieanne Kost, Joe McNally, and Greg Gorman. In addition to teaching, the impressive line-up of instructors team with the staff at the Workshops to brainstorm and develop unique learning opportunities. Innovative programs such as Photography Mentorships enable participants to work one-on-one with a photographer, while PhotoTeens caters to emerging Santa Fe high school photographers.
The final component to the long-standing success of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is its strong partnerships with leading photographic vendors. The staff at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is proud to be aligned with strategic corporate partners such as Nikon, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Adobe, Outside magazine, Calumet, and SmugMug.
Reid credits the 20-year success of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to its staff, instructors, and partners. “We all have a passion for photography. When you get the opportunity to build a business based on passion, twenty years of success is inevitable. More importantly, we will continue to be committed to providing innovation and inspiration to our most valued resource – our customers.”
About Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, an inspirational resource for photographers for the past 20 years, is an educational center offering over 200 programs a year in lighting techniques, personal vision, printmaking, storytelling, landscape, travel, nature, and portrait photography. Participants, ranging from photography enthusiasts to professionals, are inspired by and learn from today’s most influential photographers. To find out more, call (505) 983-1400, or visit www.santafeworkshops.com.
(First posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:29 EDT)