Read Maarten’s diary from his experience at FotoFest last week, published on L’Oeil de la Photographie:
"Friday March 14 my wife and business partner Maria Louise and I arrived in Houston for the 2014 FotoFest Biennial. It is always such a pleasure to be back in Houston! We love it here! The city is interesting and thriving, and the people are very kind and open.
We’ll be here for a week. In 4 days we’ll review work from about 70 mostly very talented photographers in the downtown DoubleTree Hotel, FotoFest’s headquarter during the Biennials. Of course we’ll attend the official opening and will see during the week the complete and huge show View From Inside on contemporary Arab photography, which is spread over four different locations: the Spring Street, Winter Street and Silver Street Studios, and Williams Tower. The first three are superbly renovated old industrial buildings located in Houston’s rapidly developing First Ward. Williams Tower is a beautiful 64 stories skyscraper designed by Philip Johnson in collaboration with both New York and Houston architects, and is located uptown. The ground floor of this chic office building is public exhibition space.
The Arab show is amazing. The work of 49 top quality artists from different Arab countries was selected by curator Karin Adrian von Roques, a German leading specialist in Arab art, together with FotoFest’s artistic Director and founder Wendy Watriss and her assistant Jennifer Ward. Congratulations to the whole FotoFest team! They did it again! The shows that are made here during the Biennials are always of unprecedented quality. Everybody interested in visual arts should jump in a plane and rush to Houston, for what can be seen here deep in Texas you won’t find in cultural centres like New York, London or Paris!
Read the full article here: http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/03/24/houston-fotofest-2014-the-diary-of-maarten-schilt
This evening we started the printing of World Press Photo Yearbook 2014 - a great start to the week here at Offizin Scheufele in Stuttgart!
Resort 1 by Anna Fox featured on The Angry Bat’s nice photobooks blog!
More images from printing Robert King’s ‘Democratic Desert: The War in Syria’.
Printing Robert King’s superb book “Democratic Desert - The War in Syria” with our printing manager Frank Heltsche at Offizin Scheufele in Stuttgart.
The book will be available mid-March. Pre-order from our website and save 10% if you sign up to our membership programme Rhubarbino!