Diana Solís, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Lola Flash, JEB (Joan E. Biren), and Ariel Goldberg discussing Images on which to build: 1970s-1990s during the symposium at Memorial Hall

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FotoFocus Biennial: Program Week Video Gallery

Posted on December 1, 2022


FotoFocus is excited to share videos from the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record Program Week. The 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Program Week, which ran September 29–October 8, constitutes the core of the Biennial, establishing the theme and dialogues that unite the broader programming. Featuring keynotes lectures, conversations, screenings, and receptions with exceptional artists and curators, the Biennial Program is designed to inspire conversations about the world through photography and lens-based art.

Be sure to check back for a highlight video of the October 2, 2022 Keynote Lecture by Jeff Orlowski-Yang, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, Boulder, CO.


Artist Conversation for Natural World

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Conversation for Natural World at the Cincinnati Art Museum on September 29th, 2022.

Artist Conversation with Dara Freidman and Lizzi Bougatsos

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Conversation with artist and filmmaker Dara Freidman and singer Lizzi Bougatsos at the Contemporary Arts Center on September 30th, 2022.

Daytime Symposium Introduction by Kevin Moore

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium introduction by Kevin Moore: Photographs are the Monuments of Our Online Visual Culture at Memorial Hall on October 1st, 2022.

Discussion of Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium panel moderated by Ariel Goldberg, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Writer and Curator, New York, NY, with panelists: JEB (Joan E. Biren), Photographer, Filmmaker, and Activist, Washington, D.C.; Lola Flash, Photographer, New York, NY; Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Co-coordinator, Lesbian Herstory Archives and Associate Dean, NYU Libraries, New York, NY; and Diana Solís, Photographer and Educator, Chicago, IL

Artist Talk by Ian Strange

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium artist talk by Ian Strange, Transdisciplinary Artist, Perth, Australia

Artist Talk by Jason Allen-Paisant

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium artist talk by Jason Allen-Paisant, Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Discussion of On The Line: Documents of Risk and Faith

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium panel co-moderated by Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; and Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator; with artists: Mitch Epstein, Photographer, Holyoke, MA;, and Xaviera Simmons, Artist, New York, NY

Conversation with Baseera Khan and Ylinka Barotto

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium conversation with Ylinka Barotto, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Curator, Houston, TX; with Baseera Khan, Artist, New York, NY

Keynote Lecture by Makeda Best, Devour the Land

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium keynote lecture by Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Reading by Deborah Willis on J.P. Ball

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium reading by Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY

Artist Talk by Myra Greene

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium artist talk by Myra Greene, Artist and Photographer, Atlanta, GA

Conversation with Tony Oursler and Kevin Moore

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium conversation with Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator; with Tony Oursler, Artist, New York, NY

Discussion of ‘Free as they want to be’: Artists Committed to Memory

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Symposium panel co-moderated by Cheryl Finley, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA; and Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY; with artists: Adama Delphine Fawundu, Artist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Brooklyn, NY; Daesha Devón Harris, Artist and Photographer, Saratoga Springs, NY; and Wendel A. White, Distinguished Professor of Art & American Studies at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

Curator Talk for Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Curator talk with Pepper Stetler, Associate Professor of Art History and FotoFocus guest curator, discussing the exhibition Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones at the Taft Museum of Art on October 6th, 2022.

Artist Conversation for Liz Roberts: Post Blonde

2022 FotoFocus Biennial conversation with Liz Roberts, Artist, Oakland, CA; and Marisa Espe, Curator, Hudson Valley, NY

Panel Talk for These Things Are Connected

2022 FotoFocus Biennial panel moderated by author Sergio Aguillón-Mata, featuring These Things Are Connected curators: Matt Distel, Esther Callahan, Daniel Fuller, Cameron Granger, and Tif Sigfrids

Previously on The Lens:

FotoFocus Biennial Celebrates Largest Edition to Date

Kevin Moore Discusses World Record Theme Ahead of the Biennial

Q&A with Guest Curator Ariel Goldberg

Q&A with Guest Curator Matt Distel

Q&A with Guest Curator Nathaniel Stein

Q&A with Australian Artist Ian Strange

FotoFocus Biennial Project Incorporates Internships for Local Students

Click here for biographies of the Program Week participants.