Special Events

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, January 22, 2019

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S1

FOTOfusion Opening Reception

Jump start FOTOfusion® 2018 and meet everyone at the opening reception honoring FOTOfusion presenters, sponsors, and participants.
Gold Passport Holders: Free
General Admission $45

The opening reception is held in the Museum.


Location: Museum

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Special Event S3

FOTOfusion Awards Dinner

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.

FOTOmentor Award

Vincent Versace:

The recipient of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2019, Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. One of the founding Nikon Ambassadors who has been hailed as “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era,” Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, and he has been published in numerous national newspapers and magazines. Based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Sunbounce and others. His best-selling books include From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop, which Shutterbug Magazine called “the best how-to book of the year.” His exhibition at the Photo Centre will feature images illustrating the many facets of Vincent’s work, from his beautiful portraits of flowers and landscapes to infrared images and cultural and celebrity portraits.

Cocktail and dinner party starting at 6:30 pm at the Lake Pavilion and Terrace


$200.00 - General Admision

$100.00 - Gold Passport


Location: Waterfront Pavilion

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event s2

Opening Night Reception of Vincent Versace's Exhibition

Howard Schatz:

Over the last 25 years the fine art work of Howard Schatz has been published in twenty-two books. He has had over a hundred museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, and has won virtually every award in photography. He has photographed for Time, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, New York, Stern, L’Espresso, Marie Clair, Glamour, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. He has made extraordinary images for such advertising clients as Ralph Lauren, Nike, Reebok, Sony, Adidas and Mercedes-Benz. His work includes an incomparable range of artistic explorations of movement in dance and sports, portraiture, ground-breaking underwater work, beauty and fashion, still life, architecture, landscape, and, most remarkably, beautiful and original studies of the human body.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, January 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 23 through March 10, 2018
Museum Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Museum

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Special Event S4

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision on the Great Lawn, Downtown West Palm Beach

In celebration of FOTOfusion’s 24th Anniversary - Fourth Edition of FOTOvision,

Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s Annual Night of Pictures! 

Join our show Producer Scott Mc Kiernan, for this FREE evening event and experience photography from across the globe. 

Featuring: World Premieres of 365: a Visual Review of 2018, 'The Year of Mother Nature'. and 'Island of Hope: Puerto Rico Aftermath' thru the eyes of all-time Pulitzer winner photojournalist, Carol Guzy and Back-Stories featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, their editors and their actual subjects. 

As well as, witness amazing work by internationally acclaimed 2019 FOTOfusion 

FOTOvision will be held at the great lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront located at 101 S. Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and The Arts and Entertainment District.

Location: Other

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S5

FOTOfusion Farewell Bash

Say goodbye until next year to all your friends and plan for FOTOfusion® 2020.

The farewell bash is held in the PBPC studio and lounge.

Location: Studio


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