FOTOFEST2008 opened March 7, 2008 with a giant party at Vine Street Studios...

FOTOFEST2008 hosted nearly twenty Chinese artists, curators and guest during the course of the 2008 Biennial...

FOTOFEST's Evening with the Artists is a new program that seeks to connect the public with the hundreds of artists, curators, and other art professionals visiting Houston for the acclaimed MEETING PLACE Portfolio Review...

425 photographic artists participated from 36 different U.S. States and 22 different countries. 145 museum curators, publishers, gallery owners, editors, heads of non-profit organizations and photo agencies reviewed portfolios. For FOTOFEST2008, FotoFest extended the Meeting Place to four sessions to accommodate requests from photographers.

Two of China's premier experts on photography, Professor GU Zheng, Fudan University, Shanghai and curator CAI Tao, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou presented a symposium on Chinese Photography in the 20th Century May 12, 2008 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...

Over 400 people filled the ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel Downtown March 11, 2008 for the FOTOFEST2008 Fine Print Auction in Houston. It was an evening of high energy and excitement. Everyone talked about the remarkable quality of the photographs and the high-spirited bidding...

In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Film Department, FOTOFEST2008 and MFAH Films invited longtime colleague Cheng-Sim Lim to recommend a selection of films for the Biennial...

Over 25 curatorial tours were given to Houston organizations, universities and schools. Eight hundred elementary, middle, high school and university students participated in tours of the FotoFest exhibitions...


Art and China's Revolution: The Making of an Exhibition

April 8, 6pm

Speaker: Melissa Chiu, Vice President and Museum Director, Asia Society, NY

As part of FOTOFEST2008-CHINA, FotoFest and Asia Society-Texas Center sponsored a lecture by Dr. Melissa Chiu, Art and China's Revolution: The Making of an Exhibition. China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was one of the most tumultuous yet influential periods of Chinese art in the twentieth century -- a prelude to today's burgeoning contemporary art scene. Art and China's Revolution: The Making of an Exhibition is based on the exhibit about the Cultural Revolution opening this fall.

Melissa Chiu is Asia Society's Museum Director and Vice President, Global Arts Programming. Dr. Chiu serves as an advisor for Art 21, a PBS art television series, and is a frequent lecturer and commentator in the news on Asian art and culture.


Curating Photography, from Kurdistan to China

March 9, 2008

Speaker: Susan Meiselas

NIU Guozheng, Smoke No. 038
Henan, December 2006
  YU Haibo, Coal Miner's Family
Ping Dingsha, Hennan Province, 2004

Doubletree Hotel-Downtown
March 8, 13 and 18, 2008


HP Print Center at the FOTOFEST2008 Meeting Place
photo by Heather Hughes



HP and FotoFest invited the public to experience first-hand the latest generation of professional fine art pigment printers. HP Designjet Z3100 and HP Photosmart B9180 professional photo printers were set up outside the Portfolio Review room at the Meeting Place at the DoubleTree Hotel - Houston Downtown on Saturday, March 8; Thursday, March 13; and Tuesday, March 18.

Artists brought their own important image files and HP staff printed the photos, on a first come-first serve basis, using high-quality HP photo papers and Vivera pigment inks. Both artists and reviewers participated.

HP describes their HP Designjet Z3100 and Photosmart Pro B9180 Professional Photo Printers as specifically designed for creative professionals in professional photography, fine art and graphic design - offering museum quality prints on a wide variety of media, including photo, fine art, and proofing. Be sure to stop by the HP Print Center to see these printers in action.

HP was the principal sponsor of the 2008 Meeting Place.

For additional product information, current offers, and how to obtain a print sample please visit


Fashion meets FOTOFEST at Macy's
Macy's Galleria Department Store at Sage, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30pm
FOTOFEST and Macy's staged an evening featuring ZHUANG Xueben's photography partnered with the latest spring trends in live fashion vignettes at their Houston Galleria store.

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