PhotoMidwest's Festival 2016 marks its photographic arts 9th biennial celebration, the second festival in collaboration with Madison's Overture Center for the Arts. This is also the second festival in which PhotoMidwest has required artists to be from the geographical area defining the midwest: North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana,Ohio and Missouri.

For the PMW Festival's Juried Exhibit, 49 images were selected from over 400 submissions by the noted photographer and professor of photography, Larry Fink.  The exhibit will be displayed in Galleries 1 & 2 of the Overture Center and feature 37 Midwest photographers from seven of the states in the region.The Festival's Juried Exhibit will open Sept. 16 and close Dec. 4.