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FOTOFEST2008 International Meeting Place and Workshops
March 7 - 20, 2008

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The Meeting Place - FotoFest's Portfolio Review Program for Photographers

This Biennial program 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 seen by some of the most important people in photography and photo-related art.

FotoFest brings photography professionals - museum curators, gallery owners, magazine editors, representatives of photography agencies, collectors and publishers -- from around the world to meet individually with photographers and review their work.

The 2008 Meeting Place will be held March 7- 20, 2008.

There are three 4-day sessions and two 6-day sessions. Two break days take place on March 11 and March 16. On these break days, FotoFest is sponsoring workshops, exhibit tours and special events, including the Fine Print Auction.

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS: March 7- 20, 2008 
Photographers may register for four-day or six-day sessions and will have one-on-one reviews with experts who can assist with exhibitions and publications and provide guidance for future career development.

Reviewers at the Meeting Place have included curators from Los Angeles's J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Camerawork, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Houston Center for Photography, Mexico City's Centro de la Imagen; Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt; Light Work in Syracuse, N.Y.; Centro Portugues de Fotografia in Porto, Portugal; Museum, of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium; and the Center for Visual Cultural Studies in Shanghai, China.

Among commercial galleries, there have been Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY; Paul Kopeikin, Los Angeles, CA; Gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France; ClampArt, New York, NY; Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Photographs do not bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Editors have come from Aperture, fotoMAGAZINE, European Photography, PHOTONEWS, Leica World Magazine, ArtPhoto Magazine, Zone Zero, Shots Magazine, and Camera Austria. Publishers have come from Dewi Lewis Publishing, Chris Boot, Ltd., Verve Editions, and Chronicle Books.

Directors of International photography festivals have come from Mois de la Photo in Paris; Mois de la Photo a Montreal; Odense Foto Triennal in Denmark; Mexico City's FotoSeptiembre; Rio de Janeiro's FotoArte; Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia in Buenos Aires; Rhubarb Rhubarb, Birmingham, UK; Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France; and the International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland.

Representatives of stock houses such as Magnum Photo and Photomarketing, advertising firms, private dealers, and private collectors have also reviewed portfolios for The International Meeting Place.

For more general information on the Meeting Place, please see the FotoFest 2006 Meeting Place/Portfolio Review pages.

For information from past registrants and reviewers from the Meeting Place, please see our Successes of the Meeting Place page.


Information about registration to the International Meeting Place will be announced in May 2007.

WORKSHOPS: March 11 & March 16, 2008

FotoFest is again sponsoring one-day workshops on March 11 and 16, 2008 as part of the FOTOFEST2008 Biennial.

More information on the workshops themes and subject matter will be announced in Summer 2007.

The hotel headquarters for the workshops and The Meeting Place 2008 is the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Houston.

All registrants are invited to biennial 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.

Upon arrival at the Meeting Place, registrants for the portfolio reviews will be provided with a complimentary copy of FotoFest's Reviewer Bios to assist photographers in becoming familiar with participating portfolio reviewers. Bios will also be posted in early 2008 on the FotoFest website.

For Meeting Place and workshop information call or e-mail:

Marta Sachez Philippe
Meeting Place Coordinator
1113 Vine St., #101
Houston, TX 77002 USA
Tel. 713.223.5522 x 13 Fax 713.223.4411

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