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 24, 2023

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S1

FOTOfusion Opening Reception

Jumpstart FOTOfusion® 2023 and meet everyone at the opening reception honoring FOTOfusion presenters, sponsors, participants and the FOTOmentor Award Recipient, Keith Carter.

Location: Museum

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Special Event S2

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, Joyce Tenneson, Carol Guzy, Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado, Douglas Kirkland and Maggie Steber.

FOTOmentor Award: Keith Carter

The recipient of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2023, Keith Carter has explored time, place, and vernacular culture for over 50 years, as well as having been exhibited in over 115 solo exhibitions in 13 countries. Sixteen monographs of his work have been published, along with two documentary films: Keith Carter: The Artist Series, and Ted Forbes and A Certain Alchemy, Anthropy Arts. A new monograph, Ghostlight, was just published by the University of Texas Press, which released Keith Carter/Fifty Years in 2018. He also contributed to nine other anthologies and received the Lange-Taylor Prize in 1991 from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Texas Medal of Arts in 2009.

Described as a “Poet of the Ordinary” by The Los Angeles Times, his work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and is included in numerous private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the George Eastman House, and more. For mor information, please visitwww.keithcarterphotographs.com.

Cocktail and dinner party starting at 6:30 pm at the Photo Centre's Museum

$200.00 - General Admision
$100.00 - Gold Passport

Location: Museum

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S3

Keith Carter's Exhibition Opening Reception

©Keith Carter

Keith Carter is the recipient of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2023.

Location: Museum

Friday, January 27, 2023

Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Special Event S4

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision- The Year in Pictures: 2022 by Scott Mc Kiernan/Zuma Press

at County Commission Chambers

Eight Edition of FOTOvision by Scott Mc Kiernan at County Comm Chambers

Join us for this FREE evening event and experience photography from across the globe.    

World renown picture editor and photo-journalist Scott Mc Kiernan presents 365: a Visual Review of 2022, Photography that ran moments after shot year long on ThePicturesOftheDay.com. Images from more than 60 countries.

After ZUMA Press movie, there will be Q&A on the imagery and highlights of 2022. It is a not to be missed visual tour de force!

Then, witness amazing work by internationally acclaimed FOTOfusion faculty and hear first-hand from those who created it.

Top Ten Headlines of the Turbulent Year of 2022:

February 24th: Russia Invades Ukraine
May 24th: Uvlade, Texas 19 little Children senselessly killed
June 9th: JAN 6 Hearings Begin. Will anything come of them?
July 13th: Inflation reaches a 40-year high. Is worst yet to come?
September 8th: Queen Elizabeth a Live well lived ends at 96
November 2th: Greed: FTX $8 Billion Ponzie King Sam Bankman Fall Begins
November 8th: Republicans Takeover Congress, Yet not Senate

December 8th: BRITTNEY GRINER in Russian-USA prisoner swap
December 16th: Avatar Redux: New Box Office King, again
December 18th: World Cup Mania Ends: Long Live King Messi.


Location: Museum

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S5

FOTOfusion Farewell Bash

Join us for dinner and our farewell evening.

Location: Studio


For registriation information, see the registration page.