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Flash Forward Festival Boston, May 16-19, at Fairmont Battery Wharf

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Flash Forward Festival Boston, May 16-19 2013
World-class Festival of International and New England Photography Returns to Fairmont Battery Wharf with an Extraordinary Line-Up of FREE Industry Programming, Exhibitions and Outdoor Public Art

Mark your calendars for The Magenta Foundation’s highly anticipated Flash Forward Festival Boston, returning to Fairmont Battery Wharf from May 16-19, 2013. For the third year, Flash Forward Festival will transform the North End waterfront into a brilliant outdoor artscape and enliven the city with pop-up installations and photography exhibitions from some of Boston’s most beloved curators and the hottest new art stars from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Don’t miss this fantastic line-up of professional, artistic and community programming!

WHO: The Magenta Foundation along with TD Bank Group, Fairmont Battery Wharf and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts present Flash Forward Festival
The city comes to life in the month of May, as the photographic community converges in Boston for the wildly popular Flash Forward Festival. Local and international visitors will have the opportunity to connect with important industry personalities, gallerists, content developers and potential patrons, and enjoy public art all while gaining insight into the state of the contemporary photography scene. Whether you are an emerging or established photographer, an arts-based media professional or just a lover of the arts, this festival experience is for you!

PRE-FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: A series of exhibitions and openings will kick off May 03 throughout the city of Boston.

  • Friday, May 03, 6-9pm: Exhibition Opening of the ‘Jim Dow Retrospective’, profiling the iconic career of a New England legend. Exhibit runs through to May 19 at the Flash Forward Satellite Gallery, 401 Harrison Ave.
  • Thursday, May 09, 6:30-9pm: Exhibition Opening celebrating New England’s best student photographers in ‘Undergraduate Photography Now’. Exhibit runs through to May 19 at the Boston Architectural College. Special lecture by local icon Neal Rantoul on May 10, 11am.
  • Friday, May 10, 6-8pm: Exhibition Opening celebrating the region’s cutting edge talent in ‘Young New England Photographers’. Exhibit runs through to May 19 at the Nave Gallery Annex.
  • Saturday, May 11, 6-8pm: Exhibition Opening of ‘[Photo]gogues: New England’ featuring the rarely seen personal work of New England’s top-tier academic instructors from prestigious local institutions. Exhibit runs through to May 20 at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, One Faneuil Hall Square, in the heart of Boston.
  • The FENCE: A specially curated Boston edition at Rose Kennedy Greenway, in partnership with United Photo Industries, Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park. A summer-long outdoor photo exhibition exploring the theme of CommunityCORE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Four FREE Days of programming including lectures, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions, as well as public art installations, special receptions and nightly celebrations at Fairmont Battery Wharf, May 16-19, 2013.

Flash Forward 2012 Group Show: The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward program is an annual competition that showcases the cutting edge work being created by the very best emerging photographers from Canada, the USA and the UK. Exhibition Opening: May 16, 7-10pm at Two Battery Wharf.

WHERE: Fairmont Battery Wharf
Two Battery Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02109 / T: 617-994-9000

About Flash Forward Festival Boston

This international four-day annual event is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition, established as a platform to promote emerging artists from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, is one of the most important emerging art incubators in the world. For more information, visit

About The Magenta Foundation

Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering non-profit arts publishing house. Magenta was created to organize promotional opportunities for artists in the international arts community through circulated exhibitions and publications. Projects mounted by Magenta are supported by credible international media coverage and critical reviews in all mainstream-media formats (radio, television and print). Magenta works with key international organizations and individuals to help increase recognition for artists around the world, uniting the global photography community. Through its partnerships, Magenta sets a standard for community collaboration while developing both a domestic and international presence vital to the success of artists. For more information, visit