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November 11, 2009
Recognized Internationally for its discovery, support and presentation of talented photographers, FotoFest Houston last week opened a new exhibition: International Discoveries II.
The show highlights exceptional work from all over the globe that the curators of Fotofest have seen in the last 15 months, both at photo fairs and as a result of their work as internationally in-demand portfolio reviewers.
The featured artists are Wei Bi, Alejandro Cartagena, Minstrel Kuik Ching Chieh, Christine Laptuta, Rizwan Mirza, Takeshi Shikama, Kurt Tong, Vee Speers and MiMi Youn, and they hail from countries including China, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, England, Japan, Australia and Korea.
Curator Wendy Watriss said, “This deeply multi-cultural exhibition celebrates the beauty of the still image. International Discoveries II reflects a simultaneous turning to the past and the future, which characterizes so much of contemporary photo-based art.”
The show features more than 100 prints and is located at FotoFest, on Vine Street in downtown Houston. Entry is free to the public — so if you live in Houston, or you're travelling there, don't miss this opportunity to view some of the world's most engaging contemporary photography.
Three of the featured artists have also appeared in Lens Culture, so for those of you a long way from Texas, here's a selection of their work:
Click here to download a pdf about the exhibition.