11. FestFoto - International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre

8 to 12 of May 2018


We were born multimedia at the time that neither ourselves imagined what that really was, or rather where we were going with it. But we knew that new technologies had come to stay and photography exhibition ever meant anymore more, pictures on the wall. To expose and disseminate was already on "the web" that was yet to come. That was in 2007 and since then we have seen the Power Point being replaced by video and the photographer incorporate an editing program in his notebook. Photos could go anywhere from the center to the periphery and vice versa, all we needed was a projector and the will to lead the meeting. It was possible to display 50, 60, 100 works of different national and international photographers and raise increasingly the festival content. But we always want more and we decided to talk about photography, memory and heritage of photography, photo books and the publishing industry in Brazil and worldwide and we to set up a library of photo-books in each edition of the festival, opened to the public visiting and always donated to an institution that works with education visual after the festival. And we realize that organize portfolio reviews was more than ever a task of increasing the visibility of the Brazilian and South American photographers. Yes, we expanded our borders, we embrace Mercosul and went to Europe and in North American lands. All networked to connect everyone: photographers, curators, researchers, festival directors, publishers, publishing houses, galleries. But we also contemplate physical exhibitions and Porto Alegre could see the works of Thomas Farkas, Luis Carlos Felizardo, Marc Riboud, Nair Benedicto, Ricardo Chaves and Sebastião Salgado. FestFoto is included in the list of international events that contemporary Brazilian photography has organized in the last ten years. We are an event and we are service providers. We are multimedia and art. We are all photography.

Foto: Anderson Astor

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