The 16th Annual FOTOfusion Festival of photography and digital imaging, starts Tuesday, Jan. 11th and continues through Saturday, Jan. 15th at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach on Clematis Street.  The internationally-known FOTOfusion is one of the largest photography-oriented events of its kind in the United States, welcoming all levels of shutterbugs. 

Several Community Events feature lectures and seminars with experts for as little as $10. Enjoy topics ranging from Sports Illustrated to Vampires, Victims and Volcanoes. Highlights for this FOTOfusion include:

Robert Glenn Ketchum: A 45 Year Retrospective . Opening Reception of the exhibit on Thursday, January 13th from 5:30pm-7pm. Cost: FREE / Location:  Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum 

In 2010, American Photo magazine featured Robert Glenn Ketchum in their Masters series making him only the fifth photographer they have recognized this way in 20-years of publishing. Ketchum is unique because his imagery is based almost exclusively in the natural world. Robert Glenn Ketchum will be the recipient of the prestigious FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2011.

Florida Cowboys; Keepers of the Last Frontier by conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr.  Exhibit to be on display from January 11 – 15 from 6 – 9 pm (all day on Saturday) at the Waterfront Pavillion in West Palm Beach: 

For a complete schedule of events, pricing and  registration, go to www.fotofusion.org or call 561-253-2600.

Lodging during FOTOfusion: As one of the official host lodging establishments for FOTOfusion, Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Homes is offering a special rate of $ 159 per room per night including breakfast for FOTOfusion attendees.  Complimentary airport transfers included as well as periodic shuttles to FOTOfusion. Complimentary bicycles also available (FOTOfusion is about a 7 minute bike ride). Please call 561-833-9023 to make a reservation.

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, is a non-profit visual arts organization founded 25 years ago by Art and Fatima NeJame.  The Centre is dedicated to the enrichment of life through exhibitions, community programs, workshops and educational activities that promote the arts of photography and digital imaging. The Centre is open from 9am – 6pm Monday-Saturday.