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ANTONIN KRATOCHVIL ‘Pollution’ from Global Environment the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center is allowing the world’s first photograph to be exhibited from Novemberl 8-26. This will be the first time the fragile heliograph by Joseph Nicephore Niepce has left Austin since the Ransom Center acquired it 30 years ago, as a gift from collector Helmut Gernsheim. Gernsheim will also be a participant in the International Meeting Place, a focal point for international curators, critics and editors who review work of novice and established photographers. To help support this event for artists, who can meet critics and professionals from all over the world, FotoFest will hold its first Fine Print Auction, on November 17. The FotoFence, a display of photographs and writings of student participants in FotoFest’s ongoing Literacy Through Photography program in inner-city Houston schools, illustrates FotoFest’s involvement in education. The student work on the FotoFence is a colorful, moving insiders’ view of family and neighborhood life in Houston. Some 20 area-wide museums, alternative spaces and galleries are augmenting FotoFest’s programs with other photography-related exhibits. FotoFest is also spon soring a series of environmental lectures by artists and experts, as well as an Eco-Fair on November 1820. Rice University’s Continuing Studies department is sponsoring two special courses on the environmental and fashion exhibits. Other related events include workshops, a trade fair and Photo-Eye Bookstore put together by one of the world’s largest distributors of photographic books. The guiding force behind FotoFest is photographic art, but FotoFest is also about photography’s value as a medium for the exchange of ideas. FotoFest’s organizers Fred Baldwin and Wendy. 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