About finite foto
Finite Foto is a new media collective that investigates and promotes the intersection of photography and culture in the state of New Mexico. We are dedicated to bringing awareness to the global art community about both historical and contemporary photography from all regions of the state. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Antone Dolezal is a New Mexico based photographer and writer. His photographs have been exhibited and published regionally and are held in several private and public collections. He is the Managing Editor of photo-eye Magazine and his writing contributions have appeared regularly in various photographic publications, including Finite Foto, photo-eye Blog and photo-eye Magazine. Antone studied photography, art history and writing at the College of Santa Fe, receiving his BFA in 2006. When not immersing himself in the photographic world, Antone can be found hiking with his dog or losing an epic battle with the herd of cattle residing near his home on the Chaquaco Ranch.
Melanie McWhorter was born and raised in a small mill town in upstate South Carolina. She received her BA in History from Lander University, a liberal arts college in Greenwood, SC. Soon after graduation, she found a job as a school photographer and later a brief stint as a dude ranch photographer in Jackson, WY. She is a regular contributor to the online magazines—Fraction and photo-eye—and maintains her own photo-related blog, melaniephotoblog.com. She manages photo-eye’s Book Division, curates exhibitions of local photographers in photo-eye Bookstore and organizes the monthly First Wednesday Salon. Recently her photography was exhibited in Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe. She resides with her family in Santa Fe, NM.
Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson is an artist, curator and writer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1998 with a B.A. in Photography and Journalism and was an adjunct Professor there from 2005-2006. Schlesinger has exhibited widely at Southwest regional venues such as the Marion Center for Photographic Arts (SFUAD) and the Santa Fe Art Institute, as well as national venues such as the Southeast Museum of Photography and the Chelsea Art Museum. Her work has been published online and in print with international publications such as Black and White Magazine U.S and UK, Diffusion Magazine and Fotoritim. Schlesinger is represented in many public collections, including the The New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. She has received several honors in recognition of her work including a Golden Light Award in Landscape Photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Center for Contemporary Arts Photography Auction Award in Santa Fe, New Mexico, both in 2005. She has been awarded many distinctive nominations such as the Santa Fe Prize for Photography by the Center and the Eliot Porter Fellowship by the New Mexico Council for Photography. She was the Assistant Director of Santa Fe Art Institute from 2003-2005 and has been the Director of VERVE Gallery of Photography since 2005. Schlesinger is co-founder of finitefoto.com, a new media collective that investigates and promotes the intersection of photography and culture in the state of New Mexico.
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Jonathan Blaustein grew up at the Jersey Shore back in the day. He received a BA from Duke University in 1996, and an MFA with honors from the Pratt Institute in New York in 2004. While in Brooklyn, he ran the underground gallery BQE33 in Greenpoint from 2003-4. His photographs are in the permanent collections of Adobe Systems, Inc., the Albuquerque Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. Jonathan’s work has been exhibited extensively in the United States over the last decade. Photographs from his conceptual photo series, “The Value of a Dollar,” were recently included in the “International Exhibition” at the Center for Fine Art Photography, the “Biennial Southwest '08” at the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and the "Open Project Photography" exhibition at the Zane Bennett Gallery in Santa Fe, where he is currently represented. Jonathan was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2009, and is a finalist for Critical Mass 2009 as well. He resides in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, just north of Taos, where he runs a studio and gallery called photographic, and teaches photography to at-risk youth through the University of New Mexico - Taos.
David Ondrik has lived in Albuquerque since the late 1970s. He was introduced to photography in high school and quickly appropriated his father’s Canon A-1 so that he could pursue this exciting artistic medium. In 1998 he received his BFA, with an emphasis in photography, from the University of New Mexico. His imagery explores the New Mexico landscape, and his process comfortably transitions between digital and analog, mixed media and traditional darkroom as needed. Ondrik’s photography is part of the permanent collection at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe and the city of Albuquerque’s Public Art Program. He is the youngest of twenty-five photographers included in “Photography: New Mexico,” published in 2008 by Fresco Fine Art Publications. In 2009 he was nominated for Center’s Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Ondrik is also a high school art teacher.