FotoFreo Update: January 2012
FotoFreo 2012 is approaching fast and so, a few important announcements and reminders.
FotoFreo has extended the deadline for the WA Life photographic competition until midnight of Sunday, 5th of February. There is a prize pool of $10,000 and a first prize of $5,000 cash.
Places in the Magnum Workshops, with Magnum photographers Antoine D’Agata, Trent Parke and Donovan Wylie as workshop leaders, are filling and if you are considering coming to FotoFreo for that event we urge you to make your booking now.
Applications close on 6th of February. The cost of tuition is £800, plus VAT which is about AUS$1,200, but does not include travel, accommodations or ‘on the ground’ expenses. You can book by clicking here.
More details can be obtained from the FotoFreo website.
Also, a reminder that applications for the Magnum Scholarships to attend the Magnum Workshops for three Western Australian photographers closes next Tuesday, 31st of January, at 5:00 p.m. WST. These scholarships are supported by the WA Department for Culture and the Arts. For more details, click here.
FotoFreo is also pleased to announce that a book entitled No Worries by Martin Parr about the recently completed photographic project undertaken by Martin in Western Australia for FotoFreo will be published and available during the Festival. The exhibition No Worries: Martin Parr will be held at the WA Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay and Martin will be in attendance. Details of the book and advanced purchases at an attractive pre- publication discount will be announced shortly.
And we are still in need of volunteers. To volunteer click here. For those who have already signed up we are now planning the Orientation Day for Sunday, 12th of February.
Finally, if you are coming to the Festival, especially from interstate or overseas, we urge you to Register to get Mates Rates for ticketed events and other benefits. To Register click here.
More FotoFreo workshops have been included in the programme. The workshops on offer for 2012 include:
- Vintage Glamour Photography, by David Woolley on Tuesday, 27 March
- Introduction to Underwater Photography, by Glen Cowens on Wednesday, 28 March
- Photographing Children, by Craig Cooper, on Saturday, 31 March
- Natural Light Walking Tour, by Shareen Vantull, on Saturday, 31 March
- The Art of Landscape Photography, by Christian Fletcher on Wednesday, 4 April
- Lomography, by Yolanda Stapleton, on Saturday, 7 April
- The Studio Nude, by Seng Mah, Friday, 13 April
For full details of these courses and to make bookings go to the FotoFreo website by clicking here.