Second annual Photo ATX Photography Festival: August 2019

FotoATX Photography Festival: August 2019

FotoATX will inspire Austinites and tourists alike to experience our City’s unique character and voice through multiple photographic perspectives in sites all over town. The program, a collaboration between the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Public Library, was developed to showcase the abundance of talent here in Austin and to promote the City as a vibrant destination for visual arts tourists.

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Participating sites: 

BEN AQUA: INTER/SECTED

This exhibition celebrates identities by featuring portraits of Queer Asian Americans by local photographer Ben Aqua. Participants explore the myriad ways they self-identify while collaborating with the photographer to make a picture with which they can be identified. Asian American Resource Center


MESSERS. SU: A RIVER ACROSS THE EAST AND WEST

Pin-Chih Su actively works with his father, Hsuan-Te Su to re-define the boundary of Chinese water ink paintings by combining various painting techniques and color saturations to explore various themes, such as the universe, through photography. Asian American Resource Center


ELIZABETH CHILES: ON WATER

On Water showcases two series of Chiles’ work: Figs from Thistles, created in 2013 during the worst Texas drought in over a century, and On Water, created in 2018 during months of historic flooding along the Colorado River. Austin Central Library
 Exhibit Date: July 16-Aug 16, Reception Date: July 19 from 7-9 pm at the Central Library Gallery.


ILANA PANICH-LINSMAN: NOTES FROM THE BORDER 

This collection of photos -- outtakes from reporting trips for The New York Times and TIME Magazine – tells stories from the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Brush Square Museums


PETER SHEN: EYE ON LENS

A vibrant photographic retrospective depicting Shen’s travels of more than 50 countries. Dougherty Arts Center

MEEGHAN MORONGOVA: BOUNDLESS ABANDON

This series of digital photography and installation discards the cynicism of adulthood and explores our creative roots and the journey we take from childhood into the abyss of adulthood. Dougherty Arts Center

SARA FIELDS: DIMINUTION

Photographs are fragmented, dirtied and destroyed to reflect the relationship between memory, the malleable mind, and the physicality of a photograph. Dougherty Arts Center
All-artist Reception: Saturday August 3, 1 – 3PM


SU-REALIDAD (YOUR REALITY): AN EXPLORATION OF SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND INSTALLATION ART

This youth installation photography exhibit is curated by the twelve members of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center teen leadership program, Caminos, which empowers Austin teens to carve their path in the creative arts. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Reception: Saturday August 3, 3 – 5PM.


LESLIE KELL: DIFFERENT WORLDS

Leslie Kell’s digital collage landscapes prismatically distort the worlds around us revealing multiple levels of reality. Elisabet Ney Museum
Reception: Thursday August 1, 6:30 – 8PM


TIA BOYD: 3026

After the “willful” self-destruction of humanity on earth, photographer Tia Boyd—through a series of futuristic portraits—reveals a surviving race of godlike women warriors who have come to terraform the planet for future inhabitants. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibition Dates: August 3 – November 9, 2019
Reception: Saturday August 3, 2–4PM


MEMENTO MORI: FINDING YOUR NAME AT OAKWOOD CEMETERY

This crowd-sourced photography exhibition asks visitors to find a their own name engraved in stone at Oakwood Cemetery and share the image through social media and in a digital display at the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel in an act of remembrance, Oakwood Chapel and Cemetery


ON A CLEAR DAY

Claire Porter presents horses in action by getting out there with them. Pete Holland is synonymous with Texas photography and will bring street scenes. Cheri Lomonte digs into the Heart of Texas and Steve Snyder photographs things at an angle you didn’t know were there. We hope you enjoy this mesmerizing collects of photographs. Old Bakery and Emporium 
Exhibition Dates: August 1- September 4, 2019
Reception: Friday August 2, 5-7PM


VICKI HARRIS: ABSURD AND ABSURDLY BEAUTIFUL: FURTHER WORK

This body of work documents how we as humans occupy and alter the natural world. The consequences and aftermath of that occupation are absurd and at times absurdly beautiful. Old Quarry Branch Library


JEANETTE NAVAREZ: COMING HOME

Coming Home is a selection of photographs from my personal archive. This body of work is uncomplicated and uncontrived. Recycled Reads Bookstore


FAUSTINUS DERAET: CHILANGO* SUBCONSCIOUS

*Related or belonging to Mexico City. Ruiz Branch Library


DOUGLAS RHODENBAUGH: GUATEMALAN PORTRAITS

Bearing witness to an uncertain future by honoring ancient traditions and lifestyles, these indigenous Guatemalans are some of the last contacts to thousands of years of Mayan Wisdom. St. John Branch Library


MARY JANE GARZA: RANDOM MOMENTS

I first became interested in photography when I was in college in Kingsville and a friend always had a film camera with him taking pictures. Ever since, I too have a camera to capture precious random moments. Terrazas Branch Library


STATA: PHOTO-THERAPY

Photos by the South Texas Art Therapy Association. Using imagery and creativity, the art therapist helps their clients to explore and express those things hidden, as a means of working through all types of issues from a difficult break-up or loss, to mental illness, to trauma. Twin Oaks Branch Library