• THANK YOU

    THANK YOU ONE AND ALL, ARTISTS, SPONSORS, FUNDERS, VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS ALL FOR MAKING BIFB'13 OUR BEST FESTIVAL YET!

    THANK YOU

    Image: David Simmonds

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  • BETA – developments in photography & ONE THOUSAND WORDS [about photography]

    Two exciting [and FREE!] online publications from the team that brings you Australia's best festival of photography. BETA 07 AND 1000 WORDS 02 OUT SOON!   BETA - developments in photography now has it's own dedicated website www.beta.org.au  

    BETA – developments in photography & ONE THOUSAND WORDS [about photography]

  • BIFB’15

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    BIFB’15

    bifb'11 fringe clockwise from top K.Golding, J.E.Brown, E.Algra, K.Dixon, C.Pearson, J.Wells

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    Members, volunteers, sponsors, patrons, supporters........... Join the team! email us  info@ballaratfoto.org

    WE NEED YOU!

    © Francisco Diaz [USA] from the series 'Lost Roads'

The BIFB has blazed a trail for a global approach to photography, seeking out extremely talented artists who are less well known outside their own domain, or in the case of Australian artists, those worthy of, but yet to be recognised as photographic superstars of the future. Our ongoing belief is that art is integral to society – not a marginal form of expression – but central to the issues that inform and shape our society.

From the Festival’s inception as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has grown in scale, status and critical acclaim. After two successful festivals, BIFB outgrew the capacity of Daylesford to accommodate the event and relocated to Ballarat for BIFB’09. The Festival is the only internationally significant photographic event in regional Victoria. In the course of just five festivals BIFB has grown from 55 events over 28 venues, with an estimated audience of around 10,000 visitors, to 238 events staged at 82 venues throughout Ballarat. Carefully monitored figures for BIFB’13 record an increase of 14% attendance over the 2011 Festival.

We are currently gearing up for our next festival BIFB’15 which will run from August 22nd 2015 to September 20th 2015.