The Ballarat International Foto Biennale has announced its fifth Festival of Photography, BIFB’13, will be held from the 17 August to 15 September, 2013.

BIFB comprises two major exhibition programs: the curated Biennale exhibition’s Core Program, and the open entry Fringe Program. The BIFB Core Program is a series of invited exhibitions by 20 Australian and International artists representing some of the best and most innovative contemporary photographic practice.  Exhibitions will be staged across eight heritage buildings in Ballarat, Victoria.

The BIFB Fringe Program provides a stage for photographers of all levels to present their talents to the broadest possible audience, and to show alongside of, and to learn from, and to be inspired by, some of the best photographic talent from around the world.

 The city-wide presentation will showcase more than 200 artists, with displays staged within galleries, project spaces, commercial businesses and public sites. It includes workshops, seminars and master-classes as well as artist floor-talks, portfolio reviews, a schools program and a photographic book prize. All Core Program exhibitions are free to attend and open seven days a week for the biennale’s month-long duration. For more information, visit