2019 Jurists

Peter Davies

 About The Artist


While making photograms in our darkened family kitchen with my father, I discovered the magic of images.  Following that discovery, I built a black and white darkroom in the basement of our home at age fourteen, and my photographic life was born.  


My passion today is exploring wild places and experiencing the heightened awareness that comes with carrying a camera.  I have had the good fortune to travel and shoot:  glaciers and eagles in Alaska; desert landscapes in the Chilean Atacama Desert and across the Southwestern US; mountain regions in Patagonia, the Himalaya and across the Western US; and birds and wildlife in Costa Rica, Yellowstone, Alaska, and New Mexico. 


As an earth scientist, now retired from Sandia National Laboratories, I currently serve as a Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Polar Institute in Washington DC, working on the impacts of rapidly changing climate in the Arctic.  With this work, I have a growing interest in photographing our changing planet.


Exhibitions provide a wonderful opportunity for photographers to focus on fine art prints.  In 2013, I received the Print Fellow Award from the the Professional Society Photographers of America, New Mexico.  The Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show and Shades of Gray provide an outstanding opportunity for New Mexico photographers to share their vision through fine art prints.  I have engaged with both of these exhibitions since their inception, receiving multiple Best awards, serving as a judge in 2012 and now again in 2019. 







Lisa Tannenbaum

 About The Artist


Lisa Tannenbaum began snapping digital photos in 1998 with a Sony Mavica and has been engrossed in photographing her adopted state of New Mexico ever since. She thinks of herself as a light scavenger, taking natural light photos when and wherever she manages to stumble onto a scene with fabulous and/or fleeting light.


She’s been an enthusiastic Photoshop user for two decades, and continues to hone, adjust, and add to her editing techniques. She's taught digital photography and related classes at UNM Continuing Education since 2002 and has co-authored several editions of a Photoshop Elements textbook. Her work hangs in numerous New Mexican homes and businesses, and has been published in New Mexico Magazine, Albuquerque Arts Magazine, and The Albuquerque Journal. It may be seen on the web as well, at NewMexicoPhotoJournal.com and LightScavenger.com.

Richard Rieckenberg

 About The Artist


Richard Rieckenberg is a landscape and portrait photographer from northern New Mexico. He first became serious about photography more than 40 years ago when he was given an Olympus SLR camera upon the birth of his first child. He became interested in landscape photography as a U.S. submarine officer during the Cold War. In those days, photography was a therapy, of sorts; an opportunity to restore balance to his life. 


Richard is known for his photographs of the churches, landscape, culture and artwork of northern New Mexico. His photographs of these subjects have appeared in more than twenty publications. His fine art landscape and portrait photographs have been featured in galleries and exhibits in Albuquerque, throughout northern New Mexico, as well as in Colorado and Washington.


Richard's philosophy is that photography should be a celebration of the connections in our lives; to the world, to each other and to the experiences that we each share. Great photography is about creating a spark which illuminates the memories and dreams that live within each of us. It is the embracing of love, pain, passion, fear, hope and longing.