It’s been a busy week at Design Corps with a planning session for our upcoming Adobe Creative Jam at CCA (save the dates coming soon), Corps Coffee, and Advisory Committee meeting for our upcoming community outreach projects.
Our members got a great behind-the-scenes peek into the planning process for THE FENCE, with photography currently on view at the Railyard park, over coffee and pastries. This public art exhibition travels to cities across the US, featuring the work of 56 photographers displayed along a 600 foot outdoor fence. With plans to make this an annual event in Santa Fe, this year’s local iteration featured 16 in-state photographers vetted by a group of nationally acclaimed judges.
With a focus on narrative series rather than single-image works, the exhibition includes a wide range of subject matter, from sunbathers in Britain caught unawares and insects photographed against elaborate wallpapers, to portraiture of Boko Haram kidnapping survivors and documentation of research in Antarctica. Local work selected included a glimpse into boys’ rites of passage, erosion of our state’s soils, celebration of New Mexico’s farming community, studies of humans with objects from the natural world, and more.
Big thanks to Design Corps Member, New Mexico-based photographer, and local ASMP president Gabriella Marks for the talk and tour of THE FENCE at this month’s Corps Coffee gathering, and Linda Shafer, Executive Director of the Railyard Park Conservancy, for joining us and opening the community room for our meeting!
To learn more about the THE FENCE, please visit thefencenm.org.