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Pedro Meyer, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and his good reputation sleeping,
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September 23 - October 10, 2010

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 23, 2010, 6-9pm

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The Collector’s Eye: Peers, a new exhibit created from the photographic collection of Fernando Castro, features conceptual and surrealist work from 39 artists from Latin America, Europe and the United States.

From established masters to younger and emerging artists, Mr. Castro’s collection is an eclectic record of the personal and professional relationships he has forged over the past three decades as a philosopher, poet, photographer, and teacher. “I am not an art collector in the traditional sense,” says Mr. Castro. “My collection is an artist’s collection – the result of gifts between friends and trades amongst colleagues. These are my friends and my peers.”

Highlights of the exhibition include works by Edward Weston, Mario Cravo Neto, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Lorry Salcedo, Eduardo Muñoz and Thomas Kellner among others.

Mr. Castro has worked with FotoFest since the 1990s and wrote one of the essays in the FotoFest book
Image and Memory: Photography from Latin America, 1866-1994.

Geraldo De Barros, Girl of the shoe, Cemetery of Tatuape, São Paulo [Menina do Sapato], 1949


Jack Aeby, Mariela Agois, Bill Armstrong, Geraldo de Barros, Henry Brimmer, John Calaway, Fernando Castro, Laura Cohen, Jay Colton, Mario Cravo Neto, Valdir Cruz, Luis Delgado, Alfredo De Stéfano, Juan José Díaz Infante, Victoria Díaz Azcoaga, Roberto Fernandez Ibanez, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Luis González Palma, Lorena Guillén-Vaschetti, Lissie Habié, Roberto Huarcaya, Thomas Kellner, Fernando La Rosa, Ernesto Leal, Patricia Martín, Anamaría McCarthy, Pedro Meyer, Eduardo Muñoz, Esteban Pastorino-Diaz, Maria Cecilia Piazza, Juan Javier Salazar, Lorry Salcedo, Henry Sandbank, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Javier Silva, Dani Tagen, Juan Travnik, Victor Vasquez, Edward Weston, Antonio Wolff, Mariano Zuzunaga

Fernando Castro is an artist, curator and critic. His most recent curatorial projects are Prime Years: An Exhibition about Aging (2009) and The States of Pedro Meyer (2008). His own works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Dancing Bear Collection; Lehigh University; Museo de Arte de Lima; the Harry Ransom Collection; etc. He is a contributing editor for Aperture and ArtNexus magazines, a member of the Art Board of FotoFest and of the Advisory Board of the Houston Center for Photography.



Opening Reception with Fernando Castro and Exhibiting Artists
Thursday, September 23, 2010, 6-9pm
FotoFest Headquarters, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas 77002 [map]

Saturday Matinee Curator Tour with Fernando Castro
Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2pm
FotoFest Headquarters, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas 77002 [map]


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FotoFest offers free guided tours for children, univerity students and adults.

To schedule a school or childrens tour please contact Kristin Skarbovig, FotoFest LTP at or 713.223.5522 ext. 11

To schedule a university or adult tour please contact Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitionsat or 713.223.5522 ext. 18

Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Ruda Poesia [Rough Poetry], 2010   Roberto Fernandez Ibanez, Untitled, from the series
Fotografia Pendiantes, 2007