FotoFest 2014 Biennial
The International FotoFest Biennial continues to grow in recognition and numbers. Over 1,200 photographic artists participated in the 2012 Biennial. We estimate the overall attendance at 265,000 people. Curators, collectors, arts audiences, critics and photographic artists came to the Biennial from 32 countries.
The FotoFest 2014 Biennial takes place March 15 – April 27, 2014.
The FotoFest 2012 Biennial featured 120 Participating Spaces - museums, commercial galleries, non-profits, artist-run spaces, corporate spaces, and retail establishments that choose to exhibit photographic art as part of the FotoFest Biennial.
Participating Spaces participate in the FotoFest Biennial by presenting photography or photography arts exhibitions during the Biennial. Spaces have the option to follow FotoFest’s exhibition focus or they may present work unrelated to the main theme.
Many Participating Spaces request recommendations from FotoFest. To facilitate this, we instituted an open submission process to vet and present works, from artists around the world, to interested Participating Spaces for possible exhibition during the FotoFest Biennial.
For 2014, the focus of FotoFest's own exhibitions is Contemporary Arab Photographic Art. Participating spaces may show work by by contemporary Arab artists or artists of any nationality. The work may be about the Arab world, or any other subject; Arab-related or not.
FotoFest curators are doing their own research in the Middle East and North Africa for FotoFest's own exhibitions, but we are happy to consider submissions sent by Arab photographers for this purpose.
For Participating Spaces, FotoFest shows selected submissions on a special website to for possible exhibition during the Biennial. As stated above, these works may focus on contemporary Arab artists, artists of any nationality, or work unrelated to FotoFest’s Arab Theme.
FotoFest's staff and Art Board review submissions and posted selected portfolios to a web page for Participating Spaces to review.
The submissions guidelines are listed below.
Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013 (at the FotoFest office)
Submitted portfolios must include:
- A CD or DVD containing no more than 25 high quality digital images (JPEG)
- A short statement about your work
- A current resume or curiculum vitae
- Materials will not be returned
- 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.
Please address work to:
FotoFest 2014 Biennial - SUBMISSIONS
1113 Vine Street, Ste 101
Houston, TX 77002
You may send email your submission to – firstname.lastname@example.org, if you don’t receive a conformation within two weeks of sending the email, please contact the FotoFest office.
Please contact FotoFest Associate Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward with any questions – email@example.com, 713.223.5522 ext. 18
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