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Ballarat International Foto Biennale unveils 2017 program with exclusive David LaChapelle exhibit

The 12th Ballarat International Foto Biennale lineup is here, showcasing over 100 exhibitions from local and international artists.

Headlining the creators is the acclaimed David LaChappelle with his first solo exhibition to hit Australia. Over 60 works from the commercial photographer are to be featured, drawing all the way back to the ‘80s, when his career began to blossom.
 
Another feature of the biennale is TELL, curated by emerging Indigenous curator Jessica Clark. Shining a spotlight on contemporary Indigenous artists and their photographic practices, the exhibit will feature the works of 17 lauded Indigenous photographers.
 
On top of that, SELF/SELFIE will change the way you look at the obsessive fad. They ask what’s really behind the selfie phenomenon in the 21st century? This will be an unusual but fascinating expose of the craze.
 
The works of Australian fashion photographer Bruno Benini will be there as well as a free public outdoor program, where photography will be displayed around the streets of Ballarat. The Biennale first will see Iranian curators Shadi Ghardirian and Gohar Dashti unveil works shining a light on gender and social issues in Iran.

The 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale takes over the Art Gallery of Ballarat and beyond from Saturday August 19 until Sunday September 17.