In its 12 year Australia's largest international photography festival is headlined by American superstar David LaChapelle
This festival, founded in 2005 in Daylesford by photographer Jeff Moorfoot, has swollen over the years to include a whole month of exhibitions, workshops, screenings, portfolio reviews, discussions and social events – in the historic Gold Rush town of Ballarat.
In 2017, under incoming festival director Fiona Sweet, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale takes the theme 'Performance of identity'. Appropriately, it will be headlined by American iconoclast David LaChapelle, whose performative and highly staged photographs have featured some of the world's biggest superstars, and spoofed some of art history's most iconic works.
In 2015, the main program featured work from 20 leading international and Australian artists, and the fringe program showcased work by more than 200 artists, stretching across 80-odd venues. Do not by any means expect to do the festival in one day, in other words.
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