This year, FotoFest Biennial 2020 is featuring photography from ThinkBig’s founder, director and photographer, Chase Rees.
For more than 30 years, FotoFest has stood as a platform of art and ideas, as the first and longest-running international gathering of photography and new media art in the United States. This festival, founded in Houston, in 1983, promotes international awareness of photography and art from around the world.
The festival takes place every two years in the city of Houston, TX. Museums, galleries and nonprofit art spaces participate in the festival as venues to display photography and new media art.
The FotoFest Biennial 2020 is taking place from March 8-April 19.
Rees’ photography exhibit titled Houston at Night, is on display at the 8th Wonder Brewery Distillery. Houston serves as the subject of Rees’ photos. A black-and-white image of the Houston skyline with lighting striking above downtown’s skyscrapers is one of the displayed images from Rees’ body of work.
“When I found out I was being featured [at FotoFest] I was floored,” Rees said. “I didn’t know what to think, but to share the show with all the other artists is an honor and I can’t wait to begin my next series.”
The festival is divided into Houston’s known neighborhoods and areas including; Heights/Sawyer Yards, Downtown/East Downtown, Museum District/Midtown, Montrose/West University/River Oaks and Greater Houston. Participating venues include 80 spaces across the region reaching to Galveston, Tomball, Beaumont and Fayetteville.
FotoFest stated, we sincerely believe that the inclusion of Participating Spaces is critical to the success of FotoFest Biennial, and upholds a legacy with its origins in the very first FotoFest Biennial in 1986.
“FotoFest has given Houston artists a platform to share their work and its those opportunities that create a healthy ecosystem for our art scene to thrive,” Rees said.