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April 5, 2008
The City of Fremantle, in Western Australia, is hosting FotoFreo 2008, a biennial international festival of photography from 5 April to 4 May.
Photographers who will exhibit in FotoFreo 2008 include Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Jodie Bieber (South Africa), Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin (UK), Paolo Pellegrin (Italy), Christophe Bourguedieu (France), Marian Drew (Qld), Christopher Koller (Vic), Stephen Dupont (NSW), Megan Lewis (WA), Connie Petrillo (WA), Dow Wasiksiri (Thailand), Chen Nong (China), Shi Guorui (China), Wang Gang (China), Robert Frith (WA) and Hayden Fowler (NZ). In addition there will be a show entitled, Contact/S: 30 The art of Photojournalism, from the USA and curated by the internationally renown photographer Robert Pledge.
In addition to the 'core' activities undertaken by FotoFreo Inc there are the other exhibitions throughout Fremantle and the Perth metropolitan area that make up the ‘FotoFreo Fringe’ or ‘FotoFreo Perth’, featuring 60+ photographers, mostly from Western Australia.
Other major photographic events are timed to coincide with FotoFreo, including exhibitions at the Art Gallery of WA (Roger Ballen), the John Curtin Gallery (Brook Andrews), Perth Centre for Photography (Denis Dazacq), the CMC Tafe Gallery (Focus: Photography and War 1945-2006 from the War Museum in Canberra), the Johnston Gallery (Polixeni Papapetrou), the Turner Galleries (Darren Siwes) and ArtScource Exhibition Space in Fremantle (Hijacked).
For details, check the FotoFreo 2008 web site.