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August 2nd, Houston: Opening Reception for “Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics”

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Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 11am – 1pm

“A dynamic and diverse collection of photographs from 22 international contemporary art photographers, Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics is a new exhibition by FotoFest in collaboration with Brookfield Office Properties at Allen Center in Downtown Houston.

The exhibition is on view at One, Two and Three Allen Center, July 30 – October 6, 2012.”

Allen Center
500 Dallas Street
Downtown Houston, Texas  [map]

Deadline April 1st: FotoFest 2012 Biennial Participating Spaces Submissions

FotoFest 2012 Biennial
Submission Deadline:  Friday, April 1, 2011 (at the FotoFest office)

From FotoFest’s submissions page:

“FotoFest’s own exhibition will focus on Contemporary Russian Photography: Post World War II Avant-garde Photography to the Present.  These exhibitions will show work by Russian photographers working in Russia.  The theme will be explored through five photography, video and multi-media exhibitions of work by contemporary Russian artists.  FotoFest’s Creative Directors are collaborating with two Russian curators on these exhibitions.

In addition to FotoFest’s own exhibitions, numerous Participating Spaces in the Biennial look at work that artists send to FotoFest for consideration.  Participating Spaces are the over 100 galleries, non-profit spaces, and commercial venues in the Houston area that choose to exhibit photography during the FotoFest Biennial alongside FotoFest’s own exhibitions.

These spaces have the option of 1) following FotoFest’s focus which in 2012, can include work about Contemporary Russia by artists of any nationality, or 2) presenting work unrelated to FotoFest’s theme.  Submissions approved by the Art Board are posted on the submission web page for Participating Spaces to view and select for possible exhibition.”

To have your portfolio reviewed by FotoFest, please send:

  • A CD or DVD containing no more than 25 high quality digital images (JPEG)
  • A short statement about your work
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae

Please note:

  • The FotoFest staff reviews portfolios on a monthly basis.
  • Digital images must be sized to 1000 px at their longest dimension.
  • Digital files that do not follow these specifications will not be considered.
  • No more than 25 images will be reviewed.  Supporting text can be saved on CD/DVD.
  • Due to the volume of materials that FotoFest receives, submissions will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
  • Responses may take up to several months. Please be patient and DO NOT contact FotoFest regarding the status of your portfolio. We appreciate your patience.
  • FotoFest does not review portfolios sent via email.
  • Please contact FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward with any questions – exhibits@fotofest.org.

Please address work to:

FotoFest 2012 Biennial – SUBMISSIONS
Attn: Exhibitions
1113 Vine Street, Ste 101
Houston, TX 77002

Themes and Dates for FotoFest 2012 International Biennial Have Been Announced

FotoFest 2012 Biennial
March 16 to April 29, 2012
Houston, Texas

The FotoFest 2012 Biennial is the 14th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art.  This biennials curators are: Wendy Watriss, Fred Baldwin, Evgeny Berezner, Irina Tchmyreva, and Natalia Tarasova.  This year’s theme is:

Contemporary Russian Photography:
Post-war Avant-garde to Today

The time is right to refocus attention on Russian photography, which spiked during the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union but ebbed during the past decade as global interest in contemporary Asian art ascended.

It is not choosing Russia just for the sake of choosing Russia, It is choosing Russia because there is very good work there and there are gaps in our knowledge of the continuum between well know Russian constructivist artists of the 1920s and contemporary Russian artists using photography.

–Wendy Watriss, Senior Curator, from the Houston Chronicle, “Planning for FotoFest 2012 Under Way,” 01/16/2011

“The FotoFest Biennial is the United States’ largest and longest-running international photography festival. It is one of the oldest international showcases for photography in the world today.

The FotoFest 2012 Biennial features photography and mixed-media exhibitions, an international portfolio review for artists, evenings for art collectors; opportunities to meet artists, symposia on photography, artist and curator talks, workshops for artists, gallery treks, film screenings, book signings and the international Biennial Fine Print Auction.

2012 Biennial Participating Spaces
FotoFest invites Houston-area museums, commercial galleries, non-profit spaces, artist-run spaces, corporate spaces, and retail establishments to participate in the FotoFest Biennial as Participating Spaces.  Participating Spaces are venues that choose to exhibit photographic art as part of the FotoFest Biennial.

2012 International Meeting Place Portfolio Review
FotoFest’s International Meeting Place portfolio review takes place March 16th to April 3rd, 2012.  As the world’s largest and most internaional portfolio review, FotoFest’s Meeting Place is an innovative leader in the field for over 24 years.  It brings together over 500 artists and over 170 international curators, editors, publishers, collectors and agency representatives for 16 days of one-on-one meetings.”

For more information about Participating Spaces, portfolio reviews, and upcoming deadlines, visit the FotoFest website.


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