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Call for Entry Highlight: The Trail of the Dead

Posted on June 3, 2024

For the 2024 iteration, FotoFocus announced a new Biennial initiative: Call for Entry Selections. These six selected projects highlight talent from the region’s artists and curators as part of the first large-scale regional Call for Entry in the Biennial’s history. Each month leading up to the Biennial, a Call for Entry project will be highlighted. Learn more about The Trail of the Dead, a combination of archival video, large-scale projection, mixed media collages, and photography. This project will be on view September 20–November 3, 2024 at the Continue reading Call for Entry Highlight: The Trail of the Dead


Call for Entry Highlight: Humphrey Gets His Flowers

Posted on April 26, 2024

For the 2024 iteration, FotoFocus announced a new Biennial initiative: Call for Entry Selections. These six selected projects highlight talent from the region’s artists and curators as part of the first large-scale regional Call for Entry in the Biennial’s history. Each month leading up to the Biennial, a Call for Entry project will be highlighted. Learn more about Humphrey Gets His Flowers, a combination of archival video, large-scale projection, mixed media collages, and photography. This project will be on view September 27, 2024–November 1, 2024 at Art Academy of Cincinnati: SITE1212.

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FotoFocus Announces Over 100 Projects and 87 Participating Venues in 2024 FotoFocus Biennial: backstories

Posted on April 23, 2024

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Returns in October with Exhibitions, Art Installations, Performances, and Screenings.

In a Press Release originally published on April 23, 2024, FotoFocus announces Participating Venues for the seventh edition of the FotoFocus Biennial, which takes place throughout the month of October, with an Opening Weekend Program September 26–28, 2024. The largest of its kind in America, extending across ​museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky, the FotoFocus Biennial celebrates photography... Continue reading FotoFocus Announces Over 100 Projects and 87 Participating Venues in 2024 FotoFocus Biennial: backstories


CALL TO ARTISTS: Region’s Venues Seek Artist Submissions

Posted on April 11, 2024

FotoFocus is happy to share regional 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. 

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Dayton Society of ArtistsDeadline: August 5, 2024

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FotoFocus Announces Featured Projects for 2024 FotoFocus Biennial: backstories

Posted on March 13, 2024

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Returns This Fall for Most Ambitious Edition Yet, With Major International Survey of Barbara Probst; Solo Exhibitions by Chip Thomas and Ming Smith; Retrospectives of Ansel Adams, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, and More

In a Press Release originally published on March 13, 2024, FotoFocus proudly announces Featured Projects for the seventh edition of the FotoFocus Biennial, which takes place throughout the month of October, with an Opening Weekend Program September 26–28, 2024.

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