FotoFest 2010 Biennial: it’s a wrap!

Hats off to Wendy Watriss, Fred Baldwin and EVERYONE at FotoFest – staff, guest curators, artists, reviewers, countless volunteers – for their incredible offerings at the 2010 Biennial.  The exhibitions, reviewer at The Meeting Place, and educational programs won’t soon be forgotten!   One look at the calendar of events will convince you that 2012 is not to be missed!

Note that several Biennial exhibitions continue through this month, see this link for FotoFest in April activities.

Visit the FotoFest online store to purchase a copy of the Catalogue of exhibitions – a terrific resource!

Remember too that in addition to the Biennials, FotoFest offers year-round arts and educational programming under the title “LITERACY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY: The FotoFest Writing and Photography Project (LTP).”  FotoFest offered tours of its exhibitions for local schools, and created an educational curriculum with seven lesson plans and CD’s “that explore the role photographers have played and continue to play in shaping, entrenching and challenging assumptions about the social life and culture in the United States.  Students will reflect upon their personal experiences of living in the United States in the fomr of writing and photography while addressing tough issues such as the environment, the economy, race and war.”

To see a sample of the introduction and the first lesson of the My United States Biennial Curriculum, click here.

To visit the Teacher’s Resources page click here.

One of the LTP upcoming offerings:

FOTOFENCE 2010 Opening reception May 9, 2-4 pm

Exhibition runs May 9-19.

“FotoFence is the annual celebration of student artwork, photography and writing from FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography (LTP) Program.

The impact of all that is FotoFest has been felt in Houston for over 25 years – a generation of visual literacy and empowerment!


FotoFest has announced a FOTOFEST PARIS 2010, a partnership with Lens Culture and Speos to be held just prior to Paris Photo and le Mois de la Photo, making the week of NOVEMBER 15-21 in Paris not to be missed.   Registration will open in May; sign up for the email list on See you there!


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