Special Events such as the Opening Reception, Awards Dinner and Farewell Bash are also described separately here.
Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.
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Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Special Event S1
The opening reception is held in the Museum.
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Special Event s2
Albert Watson, the recipient of this year’s annual FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2017, is one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers blending art, fashion and commercial photography into stunning images. Among his numerous honors is an Order of the British Empire (OBE) granted by Queen Elizabeth II, and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, both for his lifetime achievements and contributions to photography. His distinctive images and iconic celebrity portraits have been featured in countless international publications, including 100 Vogue covers and in galleries and museums worldwide. Watson’s unique visual language and single minded commitment to perfection have made him a world renowned photographic master.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Wednesday, January 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 24 through March 11, 2017
Museum Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Special Event S3
Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography. Among the previous recipients of this prestigious award are Ruth Bernhard, Bill Eppridge, Laurence Gartel, Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado and David Rubinger.
ALBERT WATSON, 2017 FOTOmentor Award recipient, is one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into stunning images. Named one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by Photo District News, his many honors include an Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II, and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal for lifetime achievements. His iconic images and celebrity portraits have been in countless international publications, including 100 Vogue covers, in galleries and museums worldwide, in advertising campaigns for major corporations and he has directed over 100 TV commercials and published five books. Watson’s unique visual language and single-minded commitment to perfection have made him a world renowned photographic master.
Golden Career Award
Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Special Event S4
FOTOvision is a free event that will feature the photography of a baker's dozen of FOTOfusion's world renowned presenters.
FOTOvision will be held at the Lakeside Pavilion located at 101 S. Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach.
Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and The Arts and Entertainment District.
Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Special Event S5
The farewell bash is held in the PBPC studios and kitchen.