From Antoine D’Agata’s “Codex” series.

MiamiPhotoFest will be a yearly international photography festival dedicated to the creative documentary practice alongside an exciting 5-day cultural and educational program featuring an array of photography workshops, exhibitions, lecture panels, portfolio reviews, a photo-book fair, youth activities, scholarships and grants.

The inaugural edition of the annual  MiamiPhotoFest will take place from February 27th through March 3rd, 2019, in the 21,000 square-foot, four-story historic Moore building in the heart of the Miami Design District. In addition to showcasing an impressive roster of nationally and internationally renowned photographers alongside emerging and cutting-edge talents, the festival will also feature an extensive programming schedule consisting of workshops, artist talks, lecture panels, portfolio reviews, and the 2019 MiamiPhotoFest International Emerging Photography Awards sponsored by Fujifilm.

MiamiPhotoFest will kick off this year’s fair with an opening night reception and preview on February 27th, from 8:30PM- 11:00PM. The international Emerging Photography Award will be presented to the winners, with over $40K in prizes awarded.

From Elliott Erwitt’s “Paris” series.

Exciting additions to its impressive roster of participating artists to be exhibited: A selection of over 30 prints from iconic photographer  Elliott Erwitt’s “Paris” series, which will mark the first time this work will be shown in the United States. Additionally, French photographer Antoine d’Agata will present WHITE NOISE, (2006-2016), his first solo US multimedia exhibition. Photographer Mathieu Bitton, who accompanies Lenny Kravitz on his world tours, will exhibit portraits of Kravitz from Bitton’s ASCENSION series. Renowned photographers such as Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Carl Juste, Ralph Gibson, Bruce Gilden, Maggie Steber, C.W. Griffith, and Andy Summers  (former guitarist of the legendary rock group The Police) are all confirmed participants in the inaugural MiamiPhotoFest, along with other talents including Roger Ballen,  Kerry Payne Stailey, Renee Jacobs, Formento & Formento, Ole Marius Joergensen, Aristotle Roufanis, and Maria Daniel Balacazar.

Antoine d’Agata, “White Noise” series.

Highlights from the MiamiPhotoFest 2019 itinerary include:

  • Antoine d’Agata:  CODEX, America 1986-2017, which will be the artist’s first solo U.S. exhibit, presentation, and book signing.
  • Ralph Gibson: An intimate talk and book signing event.
  • Bruce Gilden: The artist will exhibit for the first time his poignant series Only God Can Judge Me, shot on the streets of Miami, and Farm Boys and Farm Girls, a powerful portraiture series of young farm children.
  • Roger Ballen: brings his Theater of the Absurd exhibition to MiamiPhotoFest.
  • Andy Summers: photographer and former guitarist for The Police will host an Intimate talk, The Bones of Chuang Tzu exhibition, and book signing event.
  • Maggie Steber: the Leica Ambassador and National Geographic photographer widely recognized for her coverage of Katie Stubblefield’s facial transplant will exhibit her powerful “The Story of the Face”.
  • Kerry Payne Stailey: will exhibit her long term project More Beautiful Broken, a series sponsored by Fujifilm is a collection of intimate photo essays that probe the complicated grief faced by those who suffer in silence while offering hope by showing that life is a constant movement.
  • Renée Jacobs: photos de Femmes, an organization dedicated to giving a powerful voice to iconic representations of women and to continually promote positive depictions of women around the world, presents womenSEEwomen.
  • Maria Daniel Balcazar: a partnership with Burn Books to present Balcazar’s Kilombo, an intimate and powerful documentary project capturing Afro-Brazilian culture.
  • FujiFilm Camera: The Fujifilm Loan offers the chance for guests to get a real feel for what Fujifilm is all about through an invitation to select a camera body and any two lenses for a trial period of three days.
  • Michael Itkoff: A conversation on publishing, curating, and portfolio editing by the co-founder of Daylight books.
  • Copyright Alliance: CEO Keith Kupferschmid will host a free session called Office Hours, during which he will answer any copyright-related questions.
  • Nightly Events: Projections and multimedia programs are scheduled for every night of MiamiPhotoFest by the most respected collectives and projects in the world of photography, including:
  • Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund§ Women Photograph African Artist Foundation
  • Photo Vogue Italy
  • World Press Photo 6×6 Talent Program§ Aperture Foundation Paris Photo
  • Head On Festival

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