Report on FOTOFEST2008

PART VII - Preview of Fine Print Auction

Gremillion Gallery hosted the Fine Print Auction Preview with a party.

The International Fine Print Auction

The Fine Print Auction is donated by Sotheby's and netted $300,000 for FotoFest. Everything is donated; photography, food, liquor and the ball room. This is our principal fundraiser. It's organized with the help of a volunteer committee.

Lecture at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

FotoFest sponsored a lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by scholars GU Zheng from Shanghai (left) and CAI Tao; curator, Guangdong Museum of Art (right) discuss pre-Communist Chinese photography. The panel discussion included GAO Lei, Ann Tucker, Wendy Watriss, CAI Tao and CHEN Guangjun from 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing.

Discussion Panel at Rice University Art Department

FotoFest brought 15 Chinese artists, curators and scholars involved with photography to Rice University to discuss themes that ranged from early Communist propaganda to contemporary avant-garde and conceptual work. The panel included WANG Chuan and Wang LU, both professors of the photography program at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing as well as WANG Huangsheng and CAI Tao, director and curator of Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou; GU Zheng, professor at Fudan University, Shanghai: ZENG Han and LI Lang, artists from Guangzhou.

Photographs taken with a Leica Digilux 2

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