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FotoFocus Announces Free Passport Program for 2022 FotoFocus Biennial 

Posted on August 18, 2022

Passport Grants Access to 100+ FotoFocus Biennial Projects, Invitations to Members-Only Events, and Entry to Exclusive Biennial Program Week Events

FotoFocus is pleased to announce it has launched a free Passport Program for the 2022 edition of the FotoFocus Biennial, the largest photography biennial in America, which takes place September 29 through the end of October. Accessibility is central to the mission of FotoFocus and the organization is proud to announce this is the first time in its history that the Passport Program is free.

The Passport Program provides access to more than 100 projects, invitations to exclusive events, and entry to the September 29–October 8 FotoFocus Biennial Program Week, which includes keynote lectures, talks and panel discussions with artists, curators and collaborators, film screenings, receptions, and tours. 

The free 2022 Passport Program is made possible due to the kind support of: Cummins Law LLC, Bruce M. Halpryn and Chas Riebe, Betsy and Peter Niehoff, and The E. W. Scripps. Co.

“We are so grateful to our generous sponsors for subsidizing the Passport Program and providing the opportunity of free admission to the majority of FotoFocus exhibitions and programs,” says Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director. “This allows us to widen our reach and build on the growing audience for photography and len-based art in our region.”

The FotoFocus Biennial will activate 90 venues throughout the month of October 2022, including museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky,​ ​Dayton,​ and​ Columbus, Ohio. For the complete list of projects, visit


The FotoFocus Passport provides several benefits and invitations to exciting events, including:

  • Members-only opening receptions of FotoFocus Biennial exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art, and Cincinnati Art Museum
  • FotoFocus Biennial Daytime Symposium (October 1 & 2)
  • Exhibition reception and street party at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for Ian Strange: Disturbed Home
  • Curator talk for Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones
  • Bus trip to visit Dayton, Ohio’s Participating Venues
  • Bus trip to visit Columbus, Ohio’s Participating Venues
  • Discounted admission to Participating Venue Cincinnati Zoo
  • Film screening of Landfall & conversation for Jurakán: A Film Series at Participating Venue The Garfield Theatre
  • Reception & Gallery Talk for Collecting and Receiving at Participating Venue FLAG Studio
  • Exclusive access to the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Photographic Education Conference keynote lecture and additional programming

More information, including the latest event details and how to register for the FotoFocus Passport, can be found at:

Press Release originally published on August 18, 2022.