CENTER is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1994 that supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships. For over 28 years, CENTER has helped visual storytellers across the globe reach audiences with their mission-driven projects.
CENTER creates platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. By establishing trans-disciplinary partnerships between artists and justice-driven communities, historians, cultural critics, students, and the art world, we honor our unique role in advancing projects that respect all people, open minds, and engage our shared humanity.
The Democratic Lens: Photography and Civic Engagement discussion series is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the interviews, essays, lectures, programs, reports, and website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities