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FotoFest 2000 exhibits highlighted new directions in cross-disciplinary work and contemporary experiments with historical photographic techniques. Exhibitions ranged from site-specific mixed media installations to classical black and white photography. In addition to exhibits curated and commissioned by FotoFest itself, over 90 shows were presented by Houston-area museums, commercial galleries, artists' organizations, university and corporate spaces.

FOTOFEST EXHIBITIONS Contemporary Korean Photographers, The New Generation Curators: Bohnchang Koo, Wendy Watriss, and Fred Baldwin. Artists: Bienu Bae, Chuha Chung, Seokjung Kim, Bohnchang Koo, Jungjin Lee, Gapchul Lee, Sangil Lee, Byunghun Lee, Hyoungkuhn Oh, Hongchun Park.

Minimalism and Modernism Curator: Wendy Watriss Artists: Chema Madoz and Neil Maurer

Highlights in Nordic Photogravure Curator: Finn Thrane, Director, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark Artists: Börje Almquist, Ola Billgren, Peter Cederblom, Peter Esdaile, Taneli Eskola, Thordur Hall, Chikako Harada, Kari Holopainen, Anne-Birthe Hove, Hermann Isaksen, Eeva-Liisa Isomaa, Anita Jensen, Hans Ditlev Jensen, Fie Johansen, Lea Ahmed Jussilainen, Alexandra Kern, Kala Kristiansen, Smike Käszner, Carin Larsen, Rita Marhaug, Frank Mundt, Bo Molgaard, Finn Naur Petersen, Jan Petterson, Eli Ponsaing, Tero Puha, Rachelle Puryear, Inger Lise Rasmussen, Strange Ross, Heidi Söderholm, Karin Lundgren Tallinger, Jukka Väntinen, Susanne Wellm, Ulla West, Mats Wilhelmsson, Peter Wiklund, Eva Kristina Yourstone.

Installations Curator: Wendy Watriss Artists: Linda Darling, Robin Hill, Linda Orloff.

Floral Visions Curator: Mark Sink Artists: Tom Baril, Karl Blossfeldt, Walter Chappell, Marie Cosindas, Susan Evans, Adam Fuss, Carol Henry, Stephen N. Meyers, Tamaki Obuchi, Kevin O'Connell, Paul Outerbridge, Adrienne Veninger.

The Cosmic Bond Artist: Connie Sullivan

Susan Dunkerley Artist: Susan Dunkerley

Houston Artists Projects Foley's Store Windows Curator: Wendy Watriss Artists: Bennie Flores Ansell, The Art Guys, Amy Blakemore, Bill Davenport, Jesse Demartino, Teodoro Estrada, Cristina Ferran-Jadick, Francesca Fuchs, Linda Hayward, Suzanne Manns, Angelbert Metoyer, Kate Petley, Jose Solis III, Ann Stautberg, Bill Thomas, Jack Thompson

Discoveries of the Meeting Place Curators: Angela Magalhaes, National Foundation of Art, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Dr. Vladimir Birgus, Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic Tom Hinson, Cleveland Museum of Art Jo Leggett, Photo Metro, San Francisco Alison Devine Nordstrom, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida Deborah Willis, Center for African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Eric Davis, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Matthew Drutt, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Celina Lunsford, Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany W. M. Hunt, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York Artist: Mariette Patty Allen (USA), Elinor Carucci (USA), Judith Cooper (USA), Seth Dickerman (USA), Susan Evans (USA), Lori Grinker (USA), Susan Lipper (USA), Laurie Long (USA), Didier Ben Loulou (Israel), Jan van Leeuwen (The Netherlands) Objetos Ajenos/Alien Objects Curator: Wendy Watriss Artist: Mauricio Alejo

Sisters and Couples Artist: Susan Unterberg

Ingen Har Sett Allt/Nobody Has Seen it All El Matadero/The Slaughterhouse (In collaboration with Houston Community College Central) Curator: Wendy Watriss Artists: Anders Petersen, Paula Luttringer

Fabricated Histories, African American Women (In collaboration with Project Row Houses) Curator: Wendy Watriss Artist: Deborah Willis

Gardens (In collaboration with C. G. Jung Educational Center and James Gallery) Artist: Alain Gerard Clement

Contemporary German Landscapes (In collaboration with Artscan Gallery, Vine Street Studios) Curators: Wendy Watriss and Volker Eisele Artists: Elger Esser, Candida Hofer, Peter McClennan, Hans-Christian Schink

THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING PLACE Eight-day portfolio review program for 239 artists with 91 national and international curators.

FOTOFEST 2000 CATALOGUE Color festival catalogue and curatorial essay, Wendy Watriss, Editor; David Lerch, Pennebaker LMC, Designer.

INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT AUCTION 102 artists donated photos for the FotoFest 2000 Fine Print Auction. Denise Bethel, Senior Vice President, Director of Photographs Department of Sotheby's was again the auctioneer. The auction took place at Foley's Downtown, on March 8, 2000.

SPECIAL EVENTS Demostration and exhibition of printmaking processes with Houston artists in conjunction with Highlights of Northern Photogravure exhibit.

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FotoFest 2000
The Eighth International Month of Photography

mit Mauricio Alejo, Mariette Patty Allen, Börje Almquist, Tom Baril, Didier Ben Loulou, Bae Bien-U, Ola Billgren, Amy Blakemore, Karl Blossfeldt, Byunghun Lee, Elinor Carucci, Peter Cederblom, Walter Chappell, Chuha Chung, Alain Clement, Judith Cooper, Marie Cosindas, Linda Darling, Bill Davenport, Jesse Demartino, Seth Dickerman, Susan Dunkerley, Peter Esdaile, Taneli Eskola, Susan Evans, Cristina Ferran-Jadick, Bennie Flores Ansell, Francesca Fuchs, Adam Fuss, Gapchul Lee, Lori Grinker, Thordur Hall, Chikako Harada, Linda Hayward, Carol Henry, Robin Hill, Kari Holopainen, Anne-Birthe Hove, Hyoungkuhn Oh, Hermann Isaksen, Eeva-Liisa Isomaa, Anita Jensen, Hans Ditlev Jensen, Fie Johansen, Jung Jin Lee, Lea Ahmed Jussilainen, Alexandra Kern, Bohnchang Koo, Kala Kristiansen, Smike Käszner, Carin Larsen, Jan van Leeuwen, Susan Lipper, Inger Lise Rasmussen, Laurie Long, Karin Lundgren Tallinger, Chema Madoz, Suzanne Manns, Rita Marhaug, Neil Maurer, Angelbert Metoyer, Bo Molgaard, Frank Mundt, Finn Naur Petersen, Kevin O´Connell, Tamaki Obuchi, Linda Orloff, Paul Outerbridge, Hong-Chun Park, Kate Petley, Jan Petterson, Eli Ponsaing, Tero Puha, Rachelle Puryear, Strange Ross, Sangil Lee, Seokjung Kim, Jose Pablo Solís, Ann Stautberg, Connie Sullivan, Heidi Söderholm, The Art Guys, Bill Thomas, Jack Thompson, Susan Unterberg, Adriene Veninger, Jukka Väntinen, Susanne Wellm, Ulla West, Peter Wiklund, Mats Wilhelmsson, Deborah Willis, Eva Kristina Yourstone