The Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns in 2019, shifting its focus to photographers who present the world in unconventional ways and in unpredictable circumstances. Featuring the work of some of the biggest international names in photography, the 2019 program delves deep into photographic explorations of human behaviour and human intervention, traversing the terrain of ecology, rights, race, capital and conflict.
Headlining will be an exhibition of work by photographer and social activist, Liu Bolin titled Camouflage, alongside a mid-career retrospective of key photographic works by revered Indigenous Australian artist, Dr. Fiona Foley.
Other program highlights include: To The Moon and Back, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11; a personal, historical and cultural interrogation of the reproductive rights of women by award-winning Spanish photographer Laia Abril; an Australia-first solo exhibition of Adi Nes, one of Israel’s most prominent photographers; Bauhaus Foto, marking 100 years since the establishment of the iconic Bauhaus school; Capital, curated by Naomi Cass and held at Ballarat’s new National Centre For Photography; Give Us This Day, a showcase of two leading documentary photographers Lauren Greenfield and Vanessa Winship; and an outdoor program which will transform the entire city into an open air gallery.
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