The Lens

POSTPONED: Announcing Elaine Mayes as FotoFocus 2020 Visiting Artist

Posted on March 3, 2020

Dear FotoFocus Friends and Family,

We expect this will not come as a surprise, but we are deeply sorry to announce that we must reschedule our upcoming talk with Elaine Mayes and our SECOND SCREENS film screenings in April and May.

We can’t wait to share the amazing work and words of Elaine Mayes with all of you, as well as the inspiring, creative films that have helped bring us closer together as a community.

We will share new dates as soon as we can. Until then, we will be uploading videos... Continue


CALL TO ARTISTS: 2020 FotoFocus Biennial Participating Venues Seek Artist Submissions

Posted on February 5, 2020

FotoFocus is happy to share the 2020 Biennial Participating Venues seeking artist submissions for their individual exhibitions. Each Venue listed has determined the specifics for their open call and is fully in charge of the selection process. FotoFocus will not influence or participate in the selection process for these exhibitions. 

NOW OPEN

Dayton Society of ArtistsOpen Call: closes August 2, 2020The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present Illuminate, a regional call for lens-based artwork. All artists, 18 years or older and living or working in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky are eligible for entry. Each... Continue


OPEN CALL: Animation Work

Posted on February 3, 2020

NSFW (Animation For Adults) is a short animation screening that considers the various ways that sex and the human form are represented in both historical and contemporary styles of animation. The program, curated by C. Jacqueline Wood, ranges in tone and style, presenting work by iconic artists such as Suzan Pitt, while also highlighting local makers and artists.

FotoFocus is now accepting submissions to be included in the screening, taking place in June at The Lodge in Dayton, KY. All forms of animation—from hand-drawn, to stop-motion and computer are welcome. The work must explore sex and the... Continue


Announces New Moving Image Program for 2020, SECOND SCREENS, to Celebrate the Non-Profit’s 10th Anniversary

Posted on December 17, 2019

The new FotoFocus Film Curator at Large, C. Jacqueline Wood will spearhead a new free monthly film series presented by FotoFocus across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky every second Tuesday in 2020 titled SECOND SCREENS, which will celebrate the non-profit organization’s tenth anniversary and expand its mission of promoting lens-based art to fully encompass film, video, and the moving image.

The aim of SECOND SCREENS is to enrich Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s cinematic landscape through public screenings of works that span many years, subjects, and genres, including narrative, documentary, avant-garde, and animation. Cutting-edge contemporary films and classic... Continue


FotoFocus Appoints C. Jacqueline Wood as FotoFocus Film Curator at Large

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FotoFocus is pleased to announce it has appointed Cincinnati-based film specialist and artist C. Jacqueline Wood as FotoFocus Film Curator at Large. In her role, Wood will spearhead a new free monthly film series presented by FotoFocus across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky every second Tuesday in 2020 titled SECOND SCREENS, which will celebrate the non-profit organization’s tenth anniversary and expand its mission of promoting lens-based art to fully encompass film, video, and the moving image.

The aim of SECOND SCREENS is to enrich Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s cinematic landscape through public screenings of works that... Continue