Photographers Toni Amengual and Tomeu Coll participate, thanks to the IEB, in Fotofest, the most important photography festival in America.

Oct 6, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition, Uncategorized

They are part of the portfolio review section of the biennial held in Houston.
The Balearic photographers Toni Amengual and Tomeu Coll are taking part in Fotofest 2022, the most important festival specialising in photography on the American continent, thanks to the Institute of Balearic Studies.

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The IEB thus materializes, for the first time, the agreement with the organizers of the biennial of photography Fotofest 2022 so that two photographers of the Balearic Islands participate from 5 to 9 October in Meeting Place, the space of the reviews of portfolios of the festival. The biennial, which takes place in Houston, United States, from 24 September to 6 November, brings together an extensive programme of exhibitions and a relevant programme of professional activities.

Throughout their stay, the photographers will have meetings with 16 international prescriptors with the aim of reinforcing their network of professional contacts and getting to know first-hand relevant American experts, capable of providing them with new opportunities to develop their professional careers.

The selection of Toni Amengual and Tomeu Coll was made in 2020, on the occasion of the attendance of six Balearic photographers at the Meeting Point in Paris. The jury in charge of the selection was made up of Steven Evans, executive director of Fotofest; Marta Sánchez Philippe, director of Meeting Place; and Sarah Ansell, deputy director of Fotofest Meeting Place. Due to the pandemic, the festival was suspended in 2020, which is why the photographers are participating in this year’s edition.

The agreement with the festival is that the IEB covers the travel, accommodation and registration costs of the participants. Fotofest provides a grant covering 50% of the registration fees.

The Meeting Place brings together 150 curators, publishers, gallery owners, collectors and photo agencies with more than 400 artists and photographers from all over the world. The event is conceived as a meeting place, where photographers, arts professionals, curators and collectors have the opportunity to network, collaborate, share ideas and establish lifelong connections.

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