Good news for Foto Freo

Our thanks goes to Bob Hewitt, Foto Freo Festival Director, who is locating the Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project, exhibition and book launch as a Foto Freo “Special Festival Event”, which means he will feature it in the Foto Freo newsletter, and book store. So that is wonderful news for us. So please ensure you register for the  newsletter by registering at

The book has also now gone to print.  Momento Pro are thrilled with the book, and yesterday I saw a bound printed copy that they had prepared which looks absolutely stunning.  David Watson has advised that they will feature the book in the Momento Bookshop. He also advised that he and Kylie Lyons, who are both AIPP board members will be attending the launch at the Breadbox Gallery, which is lovely news. Many of you will know Kylie as a passionate advocate for photography, who was for many years the NSW AIPP President before stepping up to her current role as Vice President with the AIPP National Board. Our thanks also goes to AIPP for promoting the project through their newsletter this week to help the push to raise donations to the Australia Cultural Fund through AbaF. We appreciate AIPP support.

On Friday the exhibitions prints finally arrived in Perth, ready for the framer Chris McCombie (Leamac Picture Framing) to make the frames. Our thanks to Kevin Cooper from Fujifilm who organised for CPL Digital in Melbourne to print the exhibition prints.

Steve has also nearly finished the multimedia production and has done a great job on it. It will of course will be shown at the Piazza Outdoor Screen in Northbridge 10 times a day during the month of Foto Freo. Our thanks goes to Sarma (Miles) Gibson,  a talented song writer, lead singer and guitarist with his band, Faithful Horizon. Sarma and Faithful Horizon have allowed us to use several of their songs in the multimedia production. The DVD like the book will feature an ISBN. So thank you to Steve for your continued hard work, and to Sarma and Faithful Horizon (

Things are finally coming together, but of course there is still so much to be done. Please if you have not already attended to it, send your photos to Joel Rainford for her to process them ready to go onto the website. Our thanks to Joel for attending to this. Joel needs your photographs as soon as possible, as we are now only 3 weeks to the launch of the website and the exhibition in Perth.

And please, if you have not done so already, please promote the exhibition and book through your own social networking sites to push the drive for donations to the Australia Cultural Fund through Abaf, and/or please email dawne to place your order for the book for either yourself, or the families you photographed for the project who will want to continue to support your photography.

Please find below the invitation to the exhibition, once again designed by Adam Fahey Designs. Please see the PDF below for the invitation for you to download it and forward it on to your supporters to attend the exhibition launch or exhibition.

The Family Project Invitation PDF