Bal­larat Stages Foto Bi­en­nale

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The 7th Bal­larat In­ter­na­tional Foto Bi­en­nale (BIFB) is show­cas­ing over 100 ex­hi­bi­tions from lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists. The only pho­to­graphic bi­en­nale in Aus­tralia, this year’s BIFB in­cludes par­tic­i­pa­tory events, work­shops, talks, port­fo­lio re­views, ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams and out­door events. There’s also a Fringe Pro­gram staged at more than 70 cafés, gal­leries and wine bars across the city. High­lights in­clude David Lachapelle’s first solo ex­hi­bi­tion in Aus­tralia. Also on dis­play are the works of 17 ac­claimed In­dige­nous pho­tog­ra­phers. There’s also a dis­play of vin­tage and con­tem­po­rary fash­ion pho­to­graphs. “Self/selfie” ex­plores the whim­si­cal na­ture of self­ies and their con­tri­bu­tion to the grow­ing cul­ture of nar­cis­sism and pro­mo­tion of con­form­ist be­hav­iour.

“Pi­eta with Court­ney Love”, Heaven to Hell, David Lachapelle.

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