Loren Rex Cameron (August 28, 1959–November 18, 2022) was a pathmaking photographer, author, and transgender activist. His work is credited by many for its influence in bringing attention to the social and embodied realities of transsexual people. Two tribute events, in San Francisco and New York City, took place in July to honor the late artist. FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore shares a recap of the July 15 event at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in Lower Manhattan. Video recordings of both events are now available.Continue reading Loren Rex Cameron Tribute Event Videos
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2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Mary Mattingly was named as a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow and plans to use this opportunity for a project, Shoal, that will utilize waterways common law as a workaround for public land laws. This will increase the accessibility of public food in New York City by continuing to change foraging and growing policy on public land. FotoFocus welcomed Mattingly to Cincinnati in April 2022 for the Telephotography Symposium and pieces from her project Pull were part of the 2022 FotoFocus Curated Exhibition, On The Line.Continue reading Mary Mattingly Named 2023 Guggenheim Fellow
2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Baseera Khan recently won MTV's reality competition The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist. Khan competed against six other artists for the chance to win a cash prize and a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. FotoFocus reached out to Khan to learn more about their experience on the show.
Anyone living in the 21st-century is likely familiar with the cultural phenomenon that is reality television competition. From MTV originals like The Real World and the plethora... Continue reading 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Baseera Khan Wins MTV Reality Competition
Nearly 200,000 Visitors Attended Largest Edition to Date
FotoFocus, the nonprofit dedicated to championing photography and lens-based art, is pleased to announce that the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial welcomed over 180,000 visitors to its exhibitions and events across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus between October 2022 and early 2023.
The 2022 Biennial featured a record number of nearly 800 artists, curators, and participants, and united the region by examining the relationship between lens-based art and the ever-changing... Continue reading FotoFocus Leaves an Impact with the 2022 Biennial
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... Continue reading FotoFocus Biennial: Program Week Video Gallery