Albuquerque-based photographer Leigh Anne Langwell has been awarded the 2007 Santa Fe Prize. The juror for the 5th annual Santa Fe Prize for Photography was Vince Aletti, photography critic and regular contributor to The New Yorker, Aperture, the Photo-eye Booklist and Photograph Magazines.
Additionally, I encourage you to view the list of names of all the nominated photographers. It is an extraordinary accomplishment to be nominated, and I applaude all of those nomineed for their dedication to their work.
The 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 was initiated to bring new work to light, and international photographers are eligible.
The award process is by nomination only; photographers cannot apply independently. The prize includes $5,000 and participation in Review Santa Fe; the cash award must be used to complete a body of work or to introduce a completed project to a larger audience.