My FotoFest® 2014 Winning Images
Well it seems I have more awards that I’d like to share with you, this time from FotoFest® 2014. This is great news and a wonderful way to round out January! Of the 52 winning images, I am honored to have received 6 from the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Each will be printed and showcased during ASMP FotoFest® 2014 at 1100 Louisiana, Houston, Texas 77002 from March 15th-April 27, 2014. I have had a sneak peak at all of the winning images (they are all impressive) and can tell you that mine are the only long exposure selections.
For those of you that work in long exposure fine art photography using similar post processing techniques as I do, I don’t have to tell you that this is an extremely long process per image…sometimes over 40 hrs on one image. But the results are worth it to me because the final image becomes pure art and a direct reflection of my vision of what the scene should look like. There is no instant gratification in this process, but realize that delayed gratification can be much stronger.
Many of you are contacting me about my processes in this style of photography. Keep the questions coming! I love helping others in any way I can.
FotoFest® created the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. FotoFest® is an international non-profit photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas.
FotoFest’s purpose is to promote the exchange of art and ideas through international programs and the presentation of photographic art. Our programs work globally and locally, bringing together an international vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to community involvement and the enrichment of Houston’s cultural resources.
In addition to its internationally known Biennial, FotoFest® sponsors Inter-Biennial programs – exhibitions, international exchange programs, and publications. In grades 3-12, FotoFest operates a year-round classroom education program, Literacy Through Photography, using photography to strengthen writing skills, visual literacy, and cognitive learning.
FotoFest® is committed to making its programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. FotoFest’s Main Gallery and Headquarters at Vine Street Studios is housed in an historic warehouse. Wheelchair accessible parking and a ramp, elevator and restroom are available in compliace with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Other spaces, used temporarily during the FotoFest Biennial and at other times may not be fully accessible. If you require special assistance, please contact Marianne Stavenhagen, 713.223.5522 ext 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so we may accommodate you fully.
FotoFest was founded in 1983 by documentary photographers and journalists, Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss, and European gallery director, Petra Benteler. The first biennial, citywide Month of Photography was held in 1986 in Houston, Texas. The FotoFest 2012 Biennial will be the Fourteenth International Biennial.
In 1990, FotoFest® created its year-round education program, Literacy Through Photography, in collaboration with photographer-educator, Wendy Ewald.
FotoFest – History and Achievements presentation at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Also that year, FotoFest began a program of inter-Biennial traveling photography shows, international exchange programs, and publications. In 1999, FotoFest moved its office-gallery site to a restored downtown warehouse, Vine Street Studios, with permanent exhibition space.
The FotoFest® Biennial and art programs are known as platforms for ideas and discovery, combining museum-quality art with important social and aesthetic issues. The Biennial exhibitions curated by FotoFest give priority to the works of important but little-known photographic artists from the U.S. and around the world.
In addition to exhibitions, the FotoFest Biennial features a large portfolio review program for photographic artists, a film and video series, conferences, multi-media installations, a Fine Print Auction, and four-color exhibition catalogue.
FotoFest’s Sponsors include private foundations; corporations; local, national and international government agencies; and individual contributors. Earned revenues come from Biennial programs, education fees, and fundraising events.