It must have been with great difficulty that chair of photoFreo, Jude Savage, sent the email advising people that they are unable to continue with the biennial festival due to shortfalls in funding commitments. It is a sad day for Fremantle and our cultural capital.
FotoFreo attracted local, national and international photographers and visitors in great numbers, showcasing Fremantle. The benefit to Fremantle was immense. I thank Bob Hewitt, the Board, the small team of staff and large team of volunteers for their work and the spirit of friendship and cooperation I experienced with FotoFreo.
The loss of Deckchair Theatre late last year and now PhotoFreo is a real wake up call for Fremantle and our cultural reputation.
Thanks FotoFreo for what you have brought to Fremantle, your festival will be sadly missed.