The caliber of the various exhibitions at the 2016 edition of Houston’s Fotofest’s “Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet” is very high, and the venues look good. There is so much to see, so little time.
The breakout talent this year is Roberto Fernández Ibáñez from Uruguay. His handworked, ephemerally delicate and seemingly modest work challenges the giantism of big color pieces of glaciers and trash. Upon closer inspection the handsome oddness proves to be layered and textured reconsiderations of individual gelatin silver prints of drawings he has made of flow chart graphs from the internet.
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