Musical performers and audience in an outdoor patio surrounded by city buildings
2023 FotoFocus Symposium: The Well collaborators during The Convening Welcome Reception and Performance
 at MECCA OTR. Photo by Jacob Drabik


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 Talks, and Film and Video programming. Additionally, FotoFocus has awarded nearly 800 grants to support partners presenting projects and educational programs that are accessible and engaging to the public. These initiatives are a vital part of what makes FotoFocus such an impactful contributor to the community and the larger art world.

FotoFocus Center

In 2025, FotoFocus anticipates the opening of the FotoFocus Center, a 14,700 square foot, purpose-built structure, designed to house photographic exhibitions and year-round programs. The new arts center is designed by local architecture studio JOSE GARCIA DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION in the Mount Auburn neighborhood, located at the northwest corner of Liberty and Sycamore Streets.

To learn more about the future home of FotoFocus, read this press release announcement of the FotoFocus Center.

Building Rendering of straight-on view of the FotoFocus Center from across the street.
Rendering of FotoFocus Center. Courtesy of JOSE GARCIA DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION


FotoFocus collaborates to present and support photography and lens-based projects that are accessible, enriching, and engaging to a diverse public.


Inspiring conversations about the world through the art of photography.

FotoFocus Biennial 2012: Guests viewing Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography at the Taft Museum of Art

Who We Are

Executive Committee

  • Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, Executive Director
  • Carissa Barnard, Director of Curatorial Strategy
  • Kevin Moore, Artistic Director and Curator
  • Vineeta Jindal, Director of Finance and Administration

Team Members

  • Emily Akil, Communications and Outreach Manager
  • Jacob Drabik, Designer
  • Lilly Hinckley, Biennial Participating Venue Coordinator
  • Taylor Howard, Project Coordinator
  • Hannah Martin, Executive Assistant
  • Nina Parr, Events and Engagement Manager

Board Members

  • Dr. Ren Egbert, President
  • Amanda Grace Louis, Vice President and Secretary
  • Bruce Halpryn, Treasurer
  • Cynthia Collins, Director
  • Robert Eckman, Director
  • Maureen France, Director
  • Melvin Grier, Director
  • Bret Vetter, Director