BIFB presents The Real Thing, a dynamic view of modern life through the lens of local, national and international photographers and how their images and the channels they use shape us.
Do you see a powerful person, or a person in their power, does their story come through the light in their eyes, their expression, or stance, has the artist opened a window into their soul? Inevitably we all ask ourselves what is this story? What do I really see, what can I learn or make from this experience? How does this influence the way I view my world? Ballarat is a perfect backdrop for this festival, as its businesses, venues, laneways, and historic venues become a full city living exhibition, a trail for visitors to appreciate, something unique at every turn.
Because it’s always best to be prepared, here are a few places you might begin your trip.