FotoFest 2012

The FotoFest 2012 Biennial salutes contemporary Russian photography during a six-week span of hundreds of exhibitions and events throughout Houston. In this CultureMap special editorial series, staff writers and contributors highlight the many different events, ranging from opening night (March 16) to the International Fine Print Auction (March 20), evenings with the artists, portfolio reviews and the best gallery exhibitions that focus on Russian photography as well as photography around the world.

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The story behind FotoFest: How a "poke" in the ground led to the largest international photography festival in America

By Fred Baldwin - March 17th, 2012

Editor's Note: As the 14th FotoFest Biennial gets underway, we asked co-founder Fred Baldwin to reminisce on how it got started. When Wendy Watriss came to Houston in 1980, we had a choice — go back to New York and finish the ...

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FotoFest by the numbers: International Biennial draws record attendance

By Tyler Rudick - May 6th, 2012

With the exception of a few remaining participating galleries, the 14th FotoFest International Biennial is pretty much behind us since the last of its main exhibits closed last Sunday. Covering the breadth of Russian photography from the death of Joseph Stalin to ...