FotoFocus 2020 Biennial

In lieu of presenting the fifth FotoFocus Biennial, light&, FotoFocus has pledged its 2020 Biennial budget to financially support the region’s art community during the coronavirus pandemic. FotoFocus will give an Emergency Art Grant in the amount of $800,000 to over 100 Participating Venues and Partners that were selected to present as part of the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial. 

“After many discussions about how we should move forward with this year’s FotoFocus Biennial, we kept coming back to the same conclusion—the best thing we can do to help the arts survive this crisis is reconfigure our grantmaking. We are about to move into our second decade and we need our community with us. We hope this money will help our partners get by at the time they need it most,” said Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director.

“The theme light& is as timely as ever: our response to this crisis, and to going forward as an organization, is to choose hopefulness over isolation, support over attrition. We are choosing the silver lining, which is to reaffirm our creative community and to use the time, and funding, to create an even brighter future,” said Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator.

The next FotoFocus Biennial will take place in October 2022 with a new theme. The Program Week is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 – Saturday, October 8, 2022. 

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Venues

The FotoFocus 2020 Biennial was slated to activate over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, ​Dayton​ and​ Columbus, Ohio in October 2020, with the largest Biennial Program in the organization’s ten year history. 

We want to thank and recognize the venues that were selected to participate in the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial, light&.

1305 Gallery

1628 Ltd.

21c Museum Hotel 

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Antioch College: Herndon Gallery

Art Academy of Cincinnati: Convergys Gallery

Art Academy of Cincinnati: Ruthe G. Pearlman Gallery

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery

ArtWorks

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

BasketShop Gallery

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Blockfort Gallery

The Blue House Gallery

Brazee Gallery at Brazee Street Studios 

CampSITE Social Sculpture Park

The Carnegie

Christ Church Cathedral: Gallery South

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Preservation Association at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati State Student Lounge Gallery

Clay Street Press and Gallery

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Contemporary Art Matters

Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Dayton

DAAP Galleries:: Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati

DAAP Galleries:: Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati

The Dayton Art Institute

Dayton Society of Artists

Dick Waller’s ArtPlace

DIY Printing

Eisele Gallery

Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More University

Evendale Cultural Arts Center

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Hoffner Lodge Gallery

i.imagine at the Purple People Bridge

Indian Hill Gallery

Iris BookCafé and Gallery

Keily Gallery

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Ledge Gallery at the Brew House

Lloyd Library and Museum

The Lodge KY

Manifest Drawing Center

Manifest Gallery

Memorial Hall 

Miami University Art Museum

Miami University Center for Community Engagement

Miami University College of Creative Arts

Miller Gallery

The Mohawk Gallery at Robin Imaging

Mount St. Joseph University: Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery

Northern Kentucky University: Visual Arts Galleries

Off Ludlow Gallery

OTR Bagel Bar

Oxford Community Arts Center

PAR-Projects: Studeō PAR-

PAR-Projects: The Nook

Pendleton Street Photography

PIQUE

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art

POPPED ART

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Redtree Art Gallery & Coffee Shop

Rosewood Arts Centre: Rosewood Gallery

ROY G BIV Gallery

Ruth’s Parkside Café

Sidewinder Coffee

Sinclair Community College: Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church: Haehnle Gallery

Stair House

Stivers School for the Arts: Fifth Street Gallery

The Summit Hotel

Taft Museum of Art

University of Cincinnati Clermont College: Park National Bank Art Gallery

University of Cincinnati: Tabula Rasa Gallery

University of Dayton: Radial Gallery

Visionaries + Voices Northside Gallery

Wash Park Art Gallery

Wave Pool

The Welcome Project

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center: The Barn

The Woodward Theater

Wright State University: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Xavier University Art Gallery at Gallagher Student Center

Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center

Xavier University Library


Artists

We want to thank and recognize the artists that were selected to participate in the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial, light&.

Berenice Abbott

Catherine Aboumrad

Shelby Lee Adams

Ansel Adams

Ruth Adams

Helen Adams

Mark Albain

Mario A. Algaze

Linda Wright Ali

Rebecca Allan

Erika Nj Allen

Ian Kruer Andersen

Noel W. Anderson

Inna Babaeva

Gordon Baer

Rebecca Baldwin

Craig Barber

Hannah Barnes

Susanne Barton

Jonas Becker

Kristin Becknell

Bruce Bennett

Terry Berlier

Anne Berry

Defne Beyce

Britni Bicknaver

Janet Biggs

Christa Blackwood

Rachel Boillot

Jymi Bolden

BOLDFACE

Phoebe Boswell

Bruno Boudjelal

Margaret Bourke-White

Colin C. Boyd

Whitney Bradshaw

Amanda Brinkman, Google Ghost

Benjamin Britton

David Burdeny

Dorothy Burge

Denise Burge

Brendan Burkett

Luc Busquin

Jesse Byerly

Olivia Caldwell

Raul Cañibano

Alejandro Cartagena

Amanda Cawdrey

Raven Chacon

Pablo Charnas

Kudzanai Chiurai

Nancy Chunn

Ora Clay

Alan Barry Cohen

Marion Coleman

Laurel Garcia Colvin

Rick Conner

Cellule Cosmiel

Carolyn Crump

Calcagno Cullen

Teresa Curtis

Missy D’Angelo

Breanne Daly

Elese Daniel

Robert Dash

Craig Davis

Skylar Davis

Ana De Orbegoso

Ashton DeMoss

Marjolijn Dijkman

Diplomates

Dornith Doherty

Judy Dominic

Molly Donnermeyer

Amy Doran

Lia Dostlieva

John Doughty

DOVECOTE COLLECTIVE

Jacob Drabik

Sara Drabik

Sam Drake

Carolyn Drake

Eliot Dudik

Jess T. Dugan

Lizzy DuQuette

“Dykes on Bikes”

Purdy Eaton

Jen Edwards

Jeannette Ehlers

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Jonathan Eiten

Joy Episalla

Epoxy Art Group

Donelle Estey

Shepard Fairey

Tracy Featherstone

Dorothyann Feldis

Arthur “Weegee” Fellig

Carla Fernández

Donna Ferrato

William Ferris

Emma Fitzgerald

Robert Flischel

Maureen France

Mary Frank

Chris Fraser

L’Merchie Frazier

Andy Freeberg

Marjorie Diggs Freeman

Tim Freeman

Elizabeth Fulmer

Stephanie Lane Gage

Sally Gall

Guillermo Gallindo

Linnea Gartin

Gigi Gatewood

Tamara Gayer

Constantine Gedal

Kristian Geer

Daniel George

Pierre Gonnord

Lisa Gregg

William K. Greiner

Anna Grey

Melvin Grier

Nikita Gross

Christine Dianne Guiyangco

Tina Gutierrez

Jonathan Hancock

Garrett Hansen

Christopher Harris

Alex Harris

Lacey Haslam

Titus Brooks Heagins

Micol Hebron

Teri Heist

Cynthia Henebry

Lauren Henkin

Sylvia Hernandez

Ryan Hill

Jane Hobson

Justin Hodges

Tierney Davis Hogan

McKenna Hoh

Jay Hoops

Sarah Hoskins

Barbara Houghton

George Richmond Hoxie

Zhang Huan

Hayley Hughes

Pieter Hugo

Leopold Hugo

Charlotte Hunter

Rodger Hurlburt

Najmo Hussein

Kei Ito

Alfredo Jaar

Chen Jiagang

Niki Johnson

Josephine Johnston

Aidan Jones

Daryl Jones

Olivia Mae Jones

Theodor Jung

Kayle Karbowski

Mohammed Kazem

Michael Keating

Riley Keene

Zowie Keijsers Koning

Olivia-Sophie Keijsers Koning

Julia Keister

Lori Kella

Max Kellenberger

Colleen Kelsey

Dave Kempton

Edward Kezur

Sumir Khurma Baird

Ann B. Kim

Virginia Kistler

Tom Klein

Sandra Klein

Stuart Klipper

Jon Klosterman

Johann Hieronymus Kniphof

Allison Knue

Aung Ko

Katrin Korfmann

Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos

Joyce Kozloff

Stacy Kranitz

Pam Kravetz

Philip Krejcarek

Shin-ichi Kumanomido

Claudia Kunin

Katie Labmeier

Destiny Landers

Laura Lane

Annie Langan

Elizabeth Langer

John Lanzador

Andrea Lauer, Brick x Brick

Betty Leacraft

SunJoo Lee

Baldwin Lee

Russell Lee 

Glenda León

Deogracias Lerma

Builder Levy

Nate Lewis

Susan Lipper

Angie Lipscomb

Cynthia Lockhart

Ethan Loftin

Joya Logue

Tracy Longley-Cook

Hannah Lowen

Jesse Ly

Cybele Lyle

Julie Mader-Meersman

Elliot Magenheim

Mark Maio

Shawna Maria

Hannah Marie

Karay Martin

Katy Martinez

Guennadi Maslov

Sasha Maslov

Destiny Mata

Elizabeth Matheson

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

Zan McQuade

Arlene Mejorado

Coralina Rodriguez Meyer

Charyl Mikles

Susan Milinkovich

Megan Miller

Ed Johnetta Miller

Ayisha Kishili Miller

Alana Minor

Marilyn Minter

Mike Mitchell

Masako Miyazaki

Emily Hanako Momohara

Alessandra Mondolfi

Virginia Lee Montgomery

Charles Moore

Thomas Moore

Lisette Morales

Celestia Morgan

Major Morris

Bryan Moss

Zanele Muholi

Sean Mullaney

Vik Muniz

Carl Mydans

Ava N.

Justine N.

ChengLun Na

Jim Neuberger

Michael Nichols

Anne Noggle

Anthony Obayomi

Suharu Ogawa

Alissa Ohashi

Melanie Oliva

Migiwa Orimo

Deborah Orloff

Ernesto Ortiz Leyva

Jorge Otero

Olivia Parker

Gordon Parks

Steve Paszt

Susan Patrice

Sara Caswell Pearce

Cody Perkins

Theresa Polley-Shellcroft

Amy Powell

Michele Pred

Larry Pytlinski

Wang Qingsong

Desi R.

Dakota Rais

Daniel Ramos

Rachel Rampleman

Danny Ransohoff

Sharon Ray

Heather Lea Reid

Rachel Girard Reisert

Jordanne Renner

Joe Rettig

Mary Barr Rhodes

Catherine Richards

Mary Clare Rietz

Nancy Rocke

Allison Maria Rodriguez

Ursula Roma

RaMell Ross

Arthur Rothstein

Jacinda Russell

Isaias Salgado

Alyssa Salomon

Sarah Sandman, Brick x Brick

Maxim Sarychau

Bill Saunders

Karen Saunders

Steve Schapiro

Karen Schlanz

Sandra Scott

Ann Segal

Ben Shahn

Carole Lyles Shaw

Jason Sheldon

Ashley Shewmaker

Susan Shie

Audra J. Shields

April Elaine Shipp

Kathy Shorr

Lisa Siders

Jerry Siegel

David Simonton

Simparch

Vladimir Škoda

SMITH

Brad Smith

Mike Smith

Randy Smith

Melissa Soluski

Sea Sprang

Carole Gary Staples

Rylan Steele

Susannah Stern

Jane Alden Stevens

Michael Stillion

Sarah Stolar

Paul Strand

David Strohl

Todd Stuart

Amber Stucke

Selena Sullivan

Michael Swensen

Asher T.

Keer Tanchak

Sam Taylor-Johnson

Brandon Thibodeaux

Jaime Thompson

Raymond Thompson Jr.

Jared Thorne

Amy Tobin

Katie Tobin

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

Barry Underwood

Jenny Ustick

Kathy Vajda

Margarita Valdivieso

Jon Valin

Peter Van Hyning

Melinda Moore Vanarsdall

Lina Iris Viktor

TJ Vissing

Chris Vorhees

Camille Wagner

Sheila H. Wagner

Kara Walker

Margy Waller

Joe Walsh

Chelsie Walter

Julian Wasser

Huewayne Watson

WE MAKE AMERICA

Ella Weber

Stacy Wegley

Kari Wehrs

Edward Weston

Wendy White

Brooke White

Nicole White

Sue Wilke

Sue Williamson

Hank Willis Thomas

Ben Wilson

Julie Wilson

Malcolm J. Wilson

Michael Wilson

Polly Wilson

Marion Post Wolcott

J. Miles Wolf

Cori Wolff

Rick Wolhoy

C. Jacqueline Wood

Susan Worsham

Carrie Yamaoka

Nina Yankowitz

Catherine Yass

Frank Young

Felicia Young

Janelle Young

Sauda A. Zahra

Matt Zory

Christine Zuercher

Wolfgang Zurborn

Marina Zurkow

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