Ogden photography fest concentrates on bringing out the static image

In an attempt to expose Ogden community to photography’s art form, Whitespace art gallery is arranging the first ever Focus Fest on 6th February.

Whitespace founder and manager Scott Patria told that the festival is meant to work as a bridge between the Sundance and Banff fests.

Patria told that they are attempting to make folks aware of both an art form and venues. There is a critical mass here of galleries and organizations they want to get people to see them. The Focus Fest would take place in conjunction with First Friday Art Stroll and is bought at by Only in Ogden. A grant from Ogden City Arts is also making the festival possible.

Only in Ogden owner Bryan Smith said that photography has a way of shining the light on the community in a way it might not have been shined before. Smith told that Only in Ogden was attracted to the whole idea of sponsoring Focus Fest because of how involved the business is with the community as it associates to photographic imagery.

The galleries as well as other places involved all accorded to demonstrate something which has to do with photography in February, said Patria. He also added that Whitespace is very interested in doing the fest a few times in a year.

One of the person featured in Focus Fest is Ogden native Jeffrey Favero with a studio at the Brinker Avenue. Jeffrey told that he is quite happy to be a part of anything that is community based and promotes the arts.

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