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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Louise Clements

Artistic Director
QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, United Kingdom
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia. Guest curator at - Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp (Delhi, India 2012); Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea, 2013); Dali Photography Festival (China, 2013); Noorderlicht 20/20 (Groningen, Netherlands, 2013); Photoquai Biennale (Paris, 2015); Christophe Guye 2020vision (Switzerland 2015); Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries (France 2015); Hamburg Photo Triennial (Container City, Germany, 2015); Obscura Festival (Malaysia 2015); Venice Biennale, EM15 (2015); Slideluck Rome (Italy 2015). She writes for books and magazines, guest Editor for OjodePez(Italy), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema(UK), South Korean Photography Magazine. Editor at Large for 1000 Words. Advisor to WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong and the Artists Pension Trust.

She is keen to see photographers who are interested to discuss ideas and she is open to see work at any stage of project development. Anything from documentary, photo-journalism, archive, photo/cross artform installation and contemporary/narrative photography, including film and performance. She is less interested to see travel, commercial, advertising, stock unless they fit into the above.

During the review she can offer critique on creative practice and advice on strategies for the promotion of work and conceptual project development ideas for exhibition in gallery or public space. During the review process photographers can expect supportive discussion on their projects, ideas and if relevant, referrals and suggestions for venues or avenues for progression. In exceptional cases she can offer opportunities to exhibit or participate in QUAD/FORMAT programmes including residencies, participatory and other projects. However nothing will not be offered during the reviews, but will be followed up on after if appropriate.


Session Four
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