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Roberto Fernández Ibáñez, Gasoline use in Los Angeles 1960-2010, 2014. From the series Mountains of Uncertainty, 2014-2015

A new group of artists from FotoFest's International Discoveries V arrives in Houston this week for a series of encounters with the public.

Join us this Thursday
February 19, 2015, 6-8pm

for a Special Reception with artists

CHRIS BARTLETT (USA)
ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ IBÁÑEZ (URUGUAY)
HANKOO LEE (KOREA)
HECTOR RENE MEMBRENO-CANALES (HONDURAS/USA)
HOSANG PARK (KOREA)
SEBASTIÁN SZYD (ARGENTINA)

FOTOFEST INTERNATIONAL
at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007 [map]


This weekend stop in for
Saturday Matinée Artist Talks
Saturday, February 21, 2pm

A rare opportunity to meet artists from the International Discoveries V exhibition and hear them speak about their own work.

Marcela Magno at the Saturday Matinee Artist Talks

The International Discoveries exhibitions and surrounding programs focus primarily on new and developing work from across the world and the international network of photography events which involve FotoFest. The works in this edition display an extraordinary range of ideas and utilization of the photographic medium, from classical realism to conceptual abstraction, from the poetry of landscape to the harsh brutalities of politics and war.

International Discoveries is a key part of FotoFest’s mission – to discover and support artistic talent, strengthen international connections, and create a platform to bring new photographic talent to broader audiences across the world, Houston and the U.S.

Through its international programming over the past 30 years and participation in photography festivals and commercial fairs around the world, FotoFest makes it possible for artists to have both local and global exposure for their work.


Pedro David discusses his work with fellow artists and a group of graduate students

International Discoveries is about discovery and the launching of important art careers internationally.

KHALED AKIL (SYRIA) • CHRIS BARTLETT (USA) • PEDRO DAVID (BRAZIL)
ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ IBÁÑEZ (URUGUAY) • DO-YEON GWON (KOREA)
JUNGHO JUNG (KOREA) • HANKOO LEE (KOREA) • MARCELA MAGNO (ARGENTINA)
HECTOR RENE MEMBRENO-CANALES (HONDURAS/USA) • HOSANG PARK (KOREA)
SEBASTIÁN SZYD (ARGENTINA) • TANG DESHENG (CHINA)

Upcoming

Curator Talk and Tour
Saturday, March 7, 11am NEW TIME
with curator Steven Evans


Hankoo Lee, Untitled, from the series Military Use, 1989-1992



EXHIBITION TOURS FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
FotoFest welcomes schools and community groups (youth to adult) to connect with the issues and art of our global landscape. Led by FotoFest staff members, these tours are catered to meet the needs of your individual group and feature a guided experience up to one hour. Student tours may include activities connecting writing, visual literacy, creative thinking and more. Tours are free with pre-registration. Please call Glenn Bailey at 713.223.5522 x 11 or email ltp@fotofest.org.

VOLUNTEER
FotoFest relies on the generous participation of volunteers. Opportunities exist for volunteering at FotoFest exhibitions and events throughout the week - on both weekdays and weekends. If you are available and willing to donate your time and enthusiasm to FotoFest, please contact Meg Patch at info@fotofest.org.

 

www.fotofest.org

Vinod Hopson, FotoFest Press
713.223.5522 ext 26 | press@fotofest.org


INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES V EXHIBITION SPONSORS
Nancy Allen; Kenneth Anderson and Andreanne Vachon; Kath and Jorge Blanco; Allen and Jenny Craig; James and Sherry Kempner; Frazier King; Carol Liffman; James Edward Maloney; Joan Morgenstern; Gregory and Lisa Spier; and Eliane Thweatt

FOTOFEST 2014-2015 ART PROGRAMS SEASON SPONSORS
Houston Endowment Inc; City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; National Endowment for the Arts; Texas Commission on the Arts; The Wortham Foundation; FotoFest Board of Directors; Judith and Gamble Baldwin; Robert Gerry III; William and Rosalie Hitchcock; HexaGroup; Houston Public Media; and iLand Internet Solutions; and Silver Street Studios

FOTOFEST ANNUAL APPEAL
Special thanks to supporters of FotoFest’s inaugural Annual Appeal, including lead donors Christiane Olsen; John S. Parsley; Thomas Damsgaard; William E. Joor III; The Chaney Foundation; John E. Parkerson; Gregory and Lisa Spier; A.D. Stuart and Robin Stuart; and the Erla & Harry Zuber Fund