FotoFest opens its 16th International Biennial of Photography and New Media Art on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Dedicated to examining humanity’s relationship with the planet Earth, the dynamics of our changing world, the impact of human societies and the potential for creative action, the FotoFest 2016 Biennial presents 34 artists from nine countries in its central exhibition, Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet, on view through April 24, 2016.
Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet is the largest exhibition of its kind presented in the United States to date, and presents individual artists investigating the “Anthropocene,” Earth’s most recent geologic time period, defined as being human-influenced, with the planet’s system processes being altered by humanity.
Accompanying the exhibition is six weeks of associated programming, including dialogues, talks, tours, two film series, music, and educational opportunities. The exhibition and programming are curated by Wendy Watriss, FotoFest Co-founder and Senior Artistic Advisor; and Steven Evans, FotoFest Executive Director; with Frederick Baldwin, FotoFest Co-Founder and Chairman.
Featured Artists in 2016:
Amy Balkin (USA), Mandy Barker (UK), Daniel Beltrá (Spain), Atul Bhalla (India), Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman (USA), Pedro David (Brazil), Luis Delgado-Qualtrough (Mexico/USA), Susan Derges (UK), Nigel Dickinson (UK), Dornith Doherty (USA), David Doubilet (USA), Peter Fend (USA), Roberto Fernández Ibáñez (Uruguay), Karen Glaser (USA), Gina Glover (UK), Ingo Günther (Germany/USA), Niklas Goldbach (Gemany), Lucy Helton (UK/USA), Chris Jordan (USA), Isaac Julien (UK), David Liittschwager (USA), Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico), Evelyn Messinger and Kim Spencer (USA), Vik Muniz (Brazil), Robert Harding Pittman (Germany/USA), Meridel Rubenstein (USA), Joel Sartore (USA), Toby Smith (UK), Jamey Stillings (USA), Martin Stupich (USA), and Brad Temkin (USA)
- Joel Sartore, Brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris) collected at Chitengo Camp.
- Isaac Julien, Stones Against Diamonds, 2015, Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, London and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, ©Isaac Julien