Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photography Festivals on the Horizon for Spring 2012 -- FotoFest and Look3

The Spring Photo Festivals are on the horizon. Lots of these seem to take place in the South.

First up in 2012 is the daddy rabbit of them all (to use a Southern vernacular expression), FotoFest in Houston, which proudly claims to be the Oldest and the Biggest, and promises to have much to offer in this edition, running this year from March 16th - April 29th. 

There will be a major show of Russian photographers, multiple other exhibitions and events, and  the usual Portfolio Review.

For more details of FotoFest 2012, go here.

And for a grand photography festival, but on a much more compact scale, Look3 Festival of the Photograph 2012 will take over downtown Charlottesville, VA from June 7th-9th, 2012.

Look3 involves a transformation of Charlottesville into a temple of photography through outdoor projections of photographs, gallery and museum shows, artists' talks and panel discussions, and multitudinous workshops.

One has the feeling of total immersion into the practice of photography, or, as they like to put it, 3 Days of Peace, Love, and Photography.There's a definite Southern vibe, too. Note the photograph above, from their website, and consider how it captures the world of Southern university towns.

Artists featured this year include Alex Webb, Donna Ferrato,Stanley Greene, David Doubilet, Hank Willis Thomas, Lynsey Addario, Bruce Gilden, Robin Schwartz, and Camille Seaman.

If you have been to Look3, you know what a fine time this is. And if you haven't, those of us who have been can't imagine what you are waiting for.

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