2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record

Biennial Program Week: September 29–October 8, 2022

  • 01-CAC_OntheLine_Friedman_5dara

    Dara Friedman, Government Cut Freestyle, 1998. 16 mm silent film loop, transferred to DVD, 9 min 20 sec. Courtesy of the artist

  • 02-CAC_ImagesOnWhichtoBuild_Solis_SelfPortrait

    Diana Solís, Self Portrait on Greenview Street, Lakeview neighborhood, Chicago, IL, 1982. Archival piezography print, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist

  • 03-CAC_BaseeraKhan_By_Faith

    Baseera Khan, By Faith (Front Door), 2020. Polyester matte backdrop, grommets, wood, foam, muslin, microphone stand, and selfie light, 78 x 72 x 15 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery. Photo by Dario Lasagni

  • 04-AAC_Site1212_Ian-Strange_25-Clifton-St-_-web

    Ian Strange, Twenty-Five, 2017. Selected photographic work from TARGET. Documentation of site-specific intervention. Courtesy of the artist

  • 05-AAC_Annex_Ian-Strange_Target_BTS_IMG_0002_web

    Ian Strange and crew on site making TARGET, Perth, Australia. Photo by Elliot Strang

  • 06 NURFC_Harris_Dont_You_Let_Nobody.jpg

    Daesha Devón Harris, Don’t you let nobody turn you around, from One More River to Cross, fall 2017. Cotton rag archival pigment print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist

  • 07-TonyOursler_watermemoryarchivescan-r031

    Unknown artist, Jehovah's Witness Baptism, June 17, 1978. Collection of Tony Oursler

  • 08-campSITE_Roberts_DriveIn_Inside

    Liz Roberts, Drive-In Movie (after Ballard), 2015. Photo by Stephen Takacs. Courtesy of the artist

  • Carnegie_ArchieDavis_Stars_Come_Out

    Dejiah Archie-Davis, The Stars Come out at Night, 2021. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist

  • Edmonds_Natural-World_Refuge

    John Edmonds, Refuge, 2022. Pigment inkjet print, 40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm). © John Edmonds. Courtesy of the artist, commissioned by the Cincinnati Art Museum

  • 11-Taft_Cones_Unknown_Sitter

    Nancy Ford Cones, Portrait of an Unknown Sitter with Butterfly, ca. 1920. Positive digital image taken from a glass negative, 8 x 5 inches. Private collection, digitized by Christopher Hoeting

  • 12-CSO-125-343

    Courtesy of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Now in its sixth iteration, the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial encompasses more than 100 projects at Participating Venues across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, and features nearly 800 artists, curators, and participants—the largest of its kind in America.

An ambitious collaboration between FotoFocus and the region’s museums, galleries, universities, and non-traditional spaces, the FotoFocus Biennial is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art that unites artists, curators, and educators from around the world. This year’s Biennial showcases major new artist commissions and a wide range of original exhibitions, events, and projects, all centered around the theme of World Record. The theme considers photography’s extensive record of life on earth, humankind’s impact on the natural world, and the choices we now face as a global community. 

Many venues are free and open to the public, but the Passport offers free access to exhibitions during the month of October; an invitation to members-only events; and entry into the FotoFocus Biennial Program Week, which features keynote lectures, talks and panel discussions with artists, curators and collaborators, screenings, receptions, and tours.

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