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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Maarten Schilt

Founder and Director
Schilt Publishing & Schilt Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Schilt Publishing is a publisher of high profile journalistic, documentary and art photography books. Schilt Publishing is also the long-term publishing partner of World Press Photo. Starting in 2010, Schilt Publishing has co-published the Biennial catalogues of FotoFest, Houston. From 2014 on this cooperation have been extended to co-publishing comprehensive overview books about the themes of the Biennials (in 2016 Changing Circumstances – Looking at the Future of the Planet). Photographers published or being published by Schilt Publishing are, amongst many others: Emmy Andriesse, David Batchelder, Frederick Baldwin, Jonas Bendiksen, Jodi Bieber, Marcus Bleasdale, Giancarlo Ceraudo, David Chancellor, Sergey Chilikov, Sara Davidmann, Thomas Dworzak, Rena Effendi, Lauren Fleishman, Anna Fox, Leonard Freed, Mario Giacomelli, Stanley Greene, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Vadim Gushchin, Cig Harvey, Jane Hilton, Joshua Lutz, Diana Matar, Yola Monakhov Stockton, Igor Moukhin, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Elena Perlino, Lorena Ros, Elliot Ross, Wendy Watriss and Donald Weber. Ingram Publisher Services distributes Schilt Publishing in North America. Thames & Hudson distributes Schilt Publishing’s books in all other countries of the world.

Schilt Gallery opened in 2013. This fine art gallery is a logical next step and provides an even broader basis in the international top class photography world. The first show the gallery held, in the spring of 2014, was an overview from Mario Giacomelli’s work that originates frome the archive based in Sassoferrato, Le Marche. After that shows followed from Jane Hilton, Joshua Lutz, Camille Renée Devid (all 2014) and Elliot Ross, Sophie Zénon and the current superb show by five Russian artists: Russian House (2015). In preparation is a double show from Cig Harvey and Yola Monakhov Stockton (opening in February 2016).

Maarten Schilt is a portfolio reviewer at esteemed photo festivals all over the world. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council to the Executive Director of Center for Photography in Santa Fe. He speaks fluently Dutch, English and German and has adequate knowledge of French and Italian.


Session One
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