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XVI Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz (Festival of Light) Photography Festival

The XVI Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz (Festival of Light), will be held from August 2nd to September 30th, 2010 in Museums, Cultural Centers, Galleries and Art Venues in 31 cities in Argentina: La Quiaca, Tilcara, San Salvador de Jujuy, Salta, San Miguel de Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Posadas, Resistencia, La Rioja, Catamarca, San Juan, San Luis, Mendoza, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Rosario, Rafaela, Paraná, La Plata, Mar del Plata, Chivilcoy, Bahia Blanca, Pilar, Buenos Aires, Santa Rosa, General Roca, Trelew, Puerto Madryn, Rawson, Rio Gallegos and Ushuaia. 

Festival de la Luz is the most important photography biennial exhibition in Latin America., consisting of several photographic activities, all of them free of charge, except the Portfolios Forum. The activities will be divided into different groups:

Exhibitions: 101 photographic exhibitions at museums and cultural centers around the country, under the theme "Migrations". Some of the participating venues are: Centro Cultural Recoleta with its 15 rooms; Centro Cultural Borges; Centro cultural Rojas; Teatro General San Martín; Alianza Francesa; Espacio Multiarte; BAC (British Art Center); Escuela Argentina de Fotografía, in its 4 venues; MAC Salta; Espacio contemporáneo de Arte in Mendoza; Fine Arts museums in  Neuquen, Cordoba, La Rioja, Catamarca, among many others.
Meetings: conferences, round tables and screenings at the Auditorium of Alianza Francesa, Centro Cultural Recoleta, and Escuela Argentina de Fotografia.
Portfolios forum: meetings for photographers, curators, collectors, editors, critics, museum and festival directors.
Urban Interventions: in the streets and parks of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, and Neuquen.
Book presentations: at the main venue of Alianza Francesa, from August 9th to August 13th, every day at 5 pm.
Movies: "Vientos de agua", the Argentine film directed by Juan Jose Campanella, will be presented at the Micro Cinema of Centro Cultural Recoleta, August 25th - 30th, from 6.20 pm.
Workshops: Argentine and international professors are invited to offer different workshops during the festival.

The Festival of Light is an international collaboration of 28 photography festivals around the world. This cooperation has a common website: www.festivaloflight.net, and a continuous exchange of exhibitions, activities and participants. The Festival of Light 2010 is sponsored by the embassies of France, Switzerland,  Spain, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Brazil, and South Korea. 

For more information on schedules and venues, visit Festival de la Luz official website

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