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Call for Photographer

June 24, 2021 - July 7, 2021

The NHCC Art Museum has received grant funding to support the professional photography and digital image capture of a collection of approximately 300 hand-painted paños (paintings and drawings on handkerchief cloth), a small selection of 3-D objects, letters and correspondence, and archival materials.  Priority will be given to art objects before related archival materials.  In total, the collection consists of approximately 1000 individual objects.

Photographer will capture and process digital images in a Master File suitable for the generation of production files and derivative files to support a multitude of uses including publication, on-line dissemination, and promotional materials.

Work will be completed on-site at the National Hispanic Cultural Center with photography completed no later than November 1, 2021.  Selected photographer will be paid a total, not to exceed, $32,305 in two payments.  The first payment of $10,000 will be paid upon invoice approximately half-way through the project, and the remaining balance will be paid upon invoice at the completion of the project.

NHCC will provide:

  1. Staff assistance throughout the photography process in the form of object retrieval and handling;
  2. Studio space at the NHCC.

Photographer will provide:

  1. Appropriate digital equipment to capture and process images;
  2. Lighting fixtures and/or shadow box.

Photographer will perform the work as a “contractor”.  All photographic images, including copyright and related rights will become the property of the NHCC.  Photographer will be given credit for the work.

It is understood that this Scope of Work does not imply any employee benefits from the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, or the NHCC Foundation.

Interested photographers should submit their C.V., a listing of recent projects, and 10-12 representative works to David Gabel at David.gabel@state.nm.us no later than 5pm Wednesday July 7, 2021 for consideration.


June 24, 2021
July 7, 2021
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