FotoFest 2006

Meeting Place 2006, Photo by Thaine Manske

Meeting Place 2006, Photo by Thaine Manske


“It is an amazing place of interchange that allows creating professional relations and friendships with people from all around the world”

Esteban Pastorino,
Buenos Aires, Argentina



“FotoFest has become a “living legend” among art photographers and curators around the world.”

Beate Cegielska,
Galleri Image,
Arhus Denmark




Visit the DoubleTree Hotel site

Artist Portfolio Reviews
The Doubletree Hotel
Downtown Houston
March 10-23, 2006

329 Photographers participated in the 2006 Meeting Place. The participants came from 30 different U.S. states and 21 different countries. There were 117 Reviewers attending the International Meeting Place. The Reviewers came from 15 different states and 25 different countries. The 2006 Meeting Place was an enormous success.

Registration information for The Meeting Place 2008 will be send out June 2007 and posted on this website. 

Successes of the Meeting Place. For information on past registrants and reviewers from the Meeting Place, please visit our Successes of the Meeting Place page. If you are a past registrant with an upcoming exhibition or success story contact Marta Sánchez Philippe at

The Meeting Place, FotoFest's portfolio review program for photographers, is one of the largest programs of its kind in the world. It is one of the Biennial's most important and popular programs. The twelve-day Meeting Place presents an unparalleled opportunity for photographic artists to have their work critiqued by some of the most important people in the field of photography—museum curators, gallery owners, magazine editors, representatives of photography agencies, collectors and publishers from around the world.

Photographers can register for 4 or 6 days and have one-on-one reviews with experts who can assist with exhibitions, publications and provide guidance for future career development.

Reviewers at the Meeting Place include curators from Los Angeles’ J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Center for Photography at Woodstock; Light Work in Syracuse, N.Y.; the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium; and Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in Austin, Texas.

Editors come from Aperture, fotoMAGAZINE, European Photography, PHOTONEWS, Leica World Magazine. Publishers have come from Aperture Foundation, Chronicle Books, Phaidon Press; Verve Editions, and ZoneZero.

Directors of International photography festivals come from Mois de la Photo in Paris and Les Rencontres de Arles, France; Rhubarb-Rhubarb in Birmingham, U.K.; Odense Foto Triennal in Denmark; Mexico City's FotoSeptiembre; and Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia in Buenos Aires.

Representatives of stock houses such as Magnum Photo, advertising firms, private dealers, commercial gallery owners and collectors review portfolios at The International Meeting Place.

Click here to see a list of reviewers at The Meeting Place 2006.

Photographers are guaranteed a minimum of four reviews per day.

Meeting Place registrants are invited to opening festivities, exhibition receptions and other activities. In addition to the formal portfolio reviews, there is plenty of time for informal networking and meetings with other photographers.

Advice for photographers attending the Meeting Place (PDF)

For Meeting Place information:
Marta Sánchez Philippe
(713) 223-5522 Ext. 16