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The Lens is the FotoFocus editorial platform, highlighting our programming and featuring in-depth conversations on photography and the moving image drawn from perspectives and insights in our community, throughout our region, and around the globe.


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BLINK Projects Presented by FotoFocus Biennial Participating Venues

Posted on October 13, 2022

Coinciding with the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record, BLINK includes several photographic and lens-based light projects presented by FotoFocus. These outdoor site-specific projects address the theme of FotoFocus and the experience of BLINK through projection mapping, murals, and light-based installations. Boasting 101 installations, BLINK will span over 30 city blocks from McMicken Avenue in Cincinnati to 7th Street in Covington in the evenings from October 13–16. Hughes High School  Continue

New 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications

Posted on October 7, 2022

FotoFocus is committed to producing printed materials, through publishing initiatives and partnerships, including the FotoFocus Biennial Catalogues, artist books, exhibition catalogues, and monographs. Our website provides a full list of FotoFocus publications from over the years. Check out the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications below:

Free as they want to be: Artists Committed to Memory

By Cheryl Finley, Deborah Willis

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What to See: Recommendations from FotoFocus Biennial Director

Posted on September 27, 2022

With 101 projects as part of this Biennial, it can be overwhelming to decide what to see first! FotoFocus Biennial Director, Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, shares insights on some of the 101 projects and a few recommendations to get you started.

By: Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, FotoFocus Biennial Director

The FotoFocus Biennial, and the mission of FotoFocus itself, seeks to connect local, regional, national, and international communities through a celebration of photography. The biennial, with its record number of 101 projects... Continue


Kevin Moore Discusses World Record Theme Ahead of the Biennial

Posted on September 20, 2022

FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore discusses the 2022 Biennial theme. He said, “World Record certainly is about the climate crisis. But it’s also about the different social crises climate change is causing and exacerbating. And this is something we are all experiencing, not just the people in the most critically affected regions of the planet.”

By: Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

I remember noticing about a year ago when the conversations around climate change and social justice... Continue


Q&A with Guest Curator Nathaniel Stein

Posted on September 6, 2022

Dr. Nathaniel M. Stein is Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Stein holds degrees in art history from Wesleyan University and Brown University, where his doctoral research focused on the history of photography in India. Natural World will run September 30, 2022–January 15, 2023 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Passport holders have access to the member preview reception and artist conversation on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 5–8 pm.

Dr. Nathaniel M. Stein is Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Stein holds degrees in art... Continue