View Fotofest exhbition through April 3

Published on: February 20, 2008

Lone Star College-CyFair will again host Fotofest, an international photography exhibition titled “First Light: Teaching Photography in Kabul” in the Bosque Gallery March 4 through April 3.

Fotofest is an international biennial event based in Houston where museums, colleges, universities, galleries, retail locations and many other types of venues participate in a month-long celebration of photography as host sites for exhibitions around the city.

Fotofest is part of “Festival of Light,” an international collaboration involving 23 photography festivals from more than 20 countries around the world.

In 2006, LSC-CyFair hosted the work of a Swedish artist Hans-Jörgen Johansen. This year the biennial will focus on two inter-related themes, China and Transformation and LSC-Cyfair is hosting the work of Afghanistan student photographers.

Troy Huechtker, professor of art, is organizing this unique photography exhibition. He and the Bosque Gallery are working with Stephen Frailey, chair of the BFA Photography Department at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and Masood Kamandy to bring a collection of photographs from the students of Kabul University in Afghanistan. Kamandy is an Afghan-American, SVA alumnus and teacher of the photography class at Kabul University that produced this collection. 

This exhibition will include a silent auction from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the March 6 reception. The proceeds will benefit the Kabul University photography program.
 
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. The gallery is located the Center for the Arts on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.

For Fotofest information go to www.fotofest.org and call 832-482-1038 for gallery information or go to cyfair.lonestar.edu/bosquegallery.