FotoFreo Newsletter: February 6, 2012
The WA Life competition has now closed. We wish to thank everyone who entered for their interest and will look forward to seeing your photographs on display around the port city of Fremantle in late March. Don’t forget the winners of the $10,000 prize pool will be announced at the Moores Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle, during the evening of Sunday, 25th March.
Also, applications for the Magnum scholarships, supported by the WA Department for Culture and the Arts, have also closed. We were particularly pleased with the level of interest and the high standard of the entries in this important event and the three recipients of these awards will be notified shortly.
FotoFreo will be conducting two panel discussions as part of the Incite Conversations for FotoFreo 2012.
On Saturday, 17th March, there will be a discussion about The Landscape in Australian Photography Today with moderator Alasdair Foster and panellists Gael Newton, Richard Woldendorp, Juha Tolonen and Murray Fredericks. More details on the website.The discussion will be followed by the launch of a new book, Landscape and Photography, by Rod Giblett and Juha Tolonen. The book launch is a free event.
The next day, Sunday, 18th March, there will be a discussion about Indian Photography Today, with moderator Alasdair Foster, Gael Newton, Devika Daulet-Singh, Raghu Rai and Sohrab Hura. Again, more details on the website.
There are still a number of places available in the FotoFreo Workshop Programme so check it out.
The Fringe is DEAD, long live the OPEN EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
In the perhaps vain hope of avoiding any confusion, there has been a name change. What, up until quite recently, has been referred to as the Fringe is now known as the Open Exhibition Programme
By this we mean, FotoFreo calls for submissions, assesses the applications received (there is a selection committee) and then allocates exhibition spaces to the successful applicants, some of whom may have already found a space to exhibit.
The bottom line is – there is a selection process and not everyone gets accepted.
Not all applicants like the sound of the word “Fringe”. In fact there are people who will not take part in the festival because in some way is seens to be demeaning to be a part of the Fringe. The standard for the 2012 Open Exhibition Programme is particularly high and there are a number of well known photographers taking part with several from overseas. It is our intention to continue to raise the standards for this section of the festival.
We still like the idea of the Fringe and in FotoFreo 2014 there will definitely be a Fringe to accompany the Open Exhibition Programme.