FotoFocus Biennial 2018: Francis Bruguière, Couple Embraced, about 1929. Gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 × 7 7/16 inches. Courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

FotoFocus Biennial 2018

Open Archive

FotoFocus Biennial Program: October 4–7, 2018

Now in its fourth iteration, the FotoFocus Biennial 2018 will span over 80 projects at museums and galleries across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, and feature more than 200 artists, curators, and educators. Each Biennial is structured around a unifying theme; for 2018 that theme is Open Archive—emphasizing the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examining our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. Visit fotofocusbiennial.org for more information.

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About FotoFocus

Founded in 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio, FotoFocus is a nonprofit organization created to celebrate and champion photography as the medium of our time through programming that ignites a dialogue between contemporary lens-based art and the history of photography. FotoFocus presents lens-based signature programming including the FotoFocus Biennial, FotoFocus Symposium, FotoFocus Film Program, and FotoFocus Talks Series.

FotoFocus has collaborated with organizations, curators, academics, and artists to present more than 750 exhibitions and programs to provide uniquely enriching access to lens-based art, film, and practices inspired by photography. FotoFocus has awarded over 500 grants to support partners presenting projects and educational programs that are accessible and engaging to the public.

The organization has brought hundreds of internationally-renowned artists to the Greater Cincinnati region, including Doug Aitken, Tina Barney, Jo Ann Callis, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Mitch Epstein, Roe Ethridge, Larry Fink, Paul Graham, Todd Hido, Barbara Kasten, Michael Kenna, Zoe Leonard, Duane Michaels, Laurel Nakadate, David Benjamin Sherry, Laurie Simmons, Sandy Skoglund, Alec Soth, Doug + Mike Starn, Joyce Tenneson, John Waters, and Roger Ross Williams.

FotoFocus Biennial 2016: Zanele Muholi: Personae installation at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Photo by Ryan Elliott