PEOPLE: Contemporary Photographers Looking at Houston

  October 17 - December 2

How can an art exhibit reflect the people of Houston as the city celebrates its 175th anniversary? When confronted with this question, the staff at FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography turned to contemporary artists who have created bodies of work about the people of Houston. These photographers explore the cultures, sub-cultures, interest groups, and leaders that make up the intricate and diverse fabric of Houston. This exhibition is about the photographers as much as it is about the individuals portrayed in these images. The photographers have sought people out, camera in hand, because they want to document the stories of individuals and groups of people. Some find inspiration in their subjects, some capture aspects of families and communities, while others highlight Houston’s well-known and unsung leaders.

When asked, “What’s your favorite part about Houston?” the answer is most often, “The people.”PEOPLE: Contemporary Photographers Looking at Houstoncelebrates the people of Houston.

Participating Artists:
Chuy Benitez
Gay Block
Shelley Calton
Scott Dalton
Ben DeSoto
Phyllis Hand
Earlie Hudnall
Lynn Lane
Jim Olive
Suzy Paul
Soody Sharifi
Evin Thayer
Lou Vest
Frank White
Geoff Winningham