The Biennial Fine Print Auction is FotoFest’s most important fundraising event. It is designed to honor artists and put exceptional work in the hands of serious collectors. The Auction offers unparalleled access to some of the finest contemporary photographic art from around the world.  Participating artists have included Mike and Doug Starn, Marc Riboud, Atta Kim, Lalla Essaydi, AES+F, Graciela Iturbide, Eikoh Hosoe, Abelardo Morell Graciela Sacco, Jungjin Lee,  Luis Gonzalez Palma, Mariana Yampolsky, Bohnchang Koo, and Byunghun Min.

Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, Curator and Co-founder, FotoFest

The exclusive framer for the FotoFest 2010 Auction and Biennial

FotoFest Headquarters Hotel for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown.

The Fine Print Auction Fundraiser and Live Auction event were chaired by Austin James and Blakely Bering with a committee from the FotoFest Board of Directors and private collectors. Reserved table sponsorships and seating are available,

Revenues from print sales at the Fine Print Auction benefit FotoFest's artist programs and the Meeting Place artist portfolio reviews, giving hundreds of photographic artists from around the world the opportunity to meet and show art  to important museum curators, publishers, gallery owners, and representatives of photo agencies from  21 countries and 25 states in the U.S.

Proceeds from Auction ticket and table sponsorships benefit FotoFest's art programs and FotoFest's year-round classroom-based education program, Literacy Through Photography (LTP), in Houston-area public schools. LTP provides more than a thousand students annually with cameras and a curriculum using photography to improve writing and cognitive skills.


Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown
KUHF 88.7 FM
Continental Airlines
Sotheby’s, Inc., New York
Bering & James, Inc.
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.
The Decorative Center Houston


Austin James and Blakely Bering / Phuong Tranvan
Mary Lawrence Porter


Scott Asen
Jane Owen Blaffer
Cindi and Bob Blakely
Cindy and David Fitch
Howard Maisel and Eve France
Slavka B. Glaser
James and Sherry Kempner
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
Meg and Nelson Murray / Nancy and John Parsley / Anna and Lee Leonard
Jane Blaffer Owen
Cynthia and Anthony Petrello/ Kathryn and David Berg

Silver Gelatin

Drew and Julie Alexander
Joan and Stanford Alexander
Karen Bering / Jenny and Jay Kempner / Ceci and Michael Goldstone
Kath and Jorge Blanco
Charles Butt/ Susan and Sanford Criner
Michael and Katy Casey
Allen and Jenny Craig
Krista and Michael Dumas
Nicole and Chip Fortson
Robert L. and Judy Gerry III
Marc Grossberg / Andrew and Wendy Bernstein
John and Carola Herrin
Iberia Bank
Wendy and Mavis Kelsey Jr.
MFAH Photography Committee
Laura Nolden
Perkins + Will
Rischer and Alice Randall / Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn
Gregory and Lisa Spier / Alice and Terry Thomas
Studio RED Architects
Werner Ayers, LLP.
Michael Zilkha


Frank Benton
Rawls and Daphne Butler
Catherine Couterier - John Cleary Gallery
Tabitha Doby
Billy and Jennifer Frist
Jay and Carolyn Kaplan
Jean Karotkin
Frazier King
Geoffrey Koslov
James Maloney
Jay and Celia Munisteri
Harry and Erla Zuber

Special Donations

William Anderson
Mary Criner Blake
Franci and Jim Crane
William and Rosalie Hitchcock
I. H. Kempner
Robert Murray
John Roberson and John Blackmon
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Ellen and Stephan Susman, Susman Family Foundation
Mark Wawro
Benjamin and Marion Wilcox
Wallace Wilson

For information please contact:
Rocio Carlon
International Fine Print Auction
713 223.5522  ext 14