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"The Meeting Place serves to create vital relationships with curators, publishers, and photographers from around the globe. It's an electrifying experience."

David Maisel, Saulsalito, CA
Meeting Place Registrant


International Meeting Place Portfolio Review



Evenings with the Artists - Open Portfolio Nights



Informal reviews at the Meeting Place



  FotoFest 2012 Biennial





The 2012 Meeting Place is held from March 16 to April 3, 2012.

There are four 4-day sessions of portfolio reviews during this time period. A different set of reviewers is invited for each session. Artists may register for one or two sessions.

Session 1: March 16 - 19, 2012
Session 2: March 21 - 24, 2012
Session 3: March 26 - 29, 2012
Session 4: March 31 - April 3, 2012

Within each 4-day session, artists are guaranteed a minimum of four appointments per day with experts in the field of photography. Each one-on-one meeting with a reviewer is 20 minutes.

Between each portfolio review session, there are break days where workshops, curatorial forums, exhibition tours, lectures, and symposia take place.

Registration Fee

The fee to participate in one session of the Meeting Place is $850.

The registration fee includes:

  • A minimum of 16 individual portfolio reviews during a 4-day session

  • Participation in FotoFest's public event, Evenings with the Artists - Open Portfolio Nights, where you can display your work to the public and other Meeting Place participants.

  • Free access to exhibitions, artist talks, lectures, and book signings

  • Opportunities for informal reviews with roving reviewers

  • Networking with fellow artists

  • Discounted Workshop registration

  • An image of your work included in the Artist Reference Booklet

The Meeting Place Location

The DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown, is the headquarters hotel and major sponsor for the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. The hotel is located at 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX, 77002. The Meeting Place, Fine Print Auction, Workshops, Book Signings, Evening with the Artists, and Artist/Curator Dialogues all take place here.

The Meeting Place is located in downtown Houston at the Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown, 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002.

For registrants, FotoFest has a special room rate of $159.00 + tax at the Doubletree Hotel. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate.

The FotoFest reservation code is FFA. Go to the Doubletree reservations page online and enter the Group/Convention reservation code or call toll-free 1-800-222-TREE.