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The Earth / Artists Responding to Violence FotoFest's Biennial exhibitions programs will examine these themes through exhibitions of mixed media installations, documentary photography, and a film and video program as well as forums.

The Earth The broad theme of Earth is an extension of FotoFest 2004 and the focus on Water. The combination of art, science, and public policy through arts installations and forums is a direction that FotoFest is continuing.

In keeping this theme broad, FotoFest is looking at work that relates to Earth both metaphorically and figuratively. It can encompass human and non-human life in a broad existential sense as well as issues of land use and geophysical history. We are looking at Energy as an important part of Earth systems.

For FotoFest 2006, we are particularly interested in clearly defined conceptual approaches to this subject. We are also interested in inter-disciplinary work and work that brings together science and art. We are interested in how artists are using photography and photo-related media to define the subject of Earth.

Please note, we are NOT giving priority to work whose purpose is to show beautiful landscapes, waterscapes, or lovely pictures of the sky.

Artists Responding to Violence This is a separate but related theme to that of Earth.

The capacity of human society to inflict violence upon itself and the Earth is expanding with the ever increasing spread of technology. In exploring and confronting this theme, FotoFest is not focusing on depiction of violent acts but rather on how creative artists interpret acts of violence and the human capacity for violence in all aspects of life.

As with the theme of Earth, FotoFest is looking for conceptual work. It can be staged, photojournalistic, or abstract. It can also be cross-disciplinary.


FotoFest 2006
The Eleventh International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art

Künstler: Vadim Gushchin, Masaki Hiranos, Maria Martinez Canas, Kim Brown, AES+F, Sergej Bratkow, David Farrell, Nathalie Latham, Lisderbertus Aka, Paula Luttringer, Lili Almog, Dave Anderson, Luis Delgado, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Justin Guariglia, Fredrik Marsh, Martina Mullaney, Morton Nilson, Frank Rodick, Brad Temkin ...