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Friday September 30, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

Free and open to the public. Opening reception for Tony Ousler: Crossing Neptune.

Passport-holder exclusive. Join the early access Member Reception and Tours for the exhibitions On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith; Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s; and Baseera Khan: Weight on History.

Free and open to the public. Join the reception for the exhibitions On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith; Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s; Baseera Khan: Weight on History; and Cameron Granger: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Heaven.

Saturday October 1, 2022

9am Breakfast

9:45am Opening Remarks by Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director

10am Introduction by Kevin Moore: Photographs are the Monuments of Our Online Visual Culture
Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

10:30am Discussion of Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s
Moderated by: Ariel Goldberg, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Writer and Curator, New York, NY, with panelists: JEB (Joan E. Biren), Photographer, Filmmaker, and Activist, Washington, D.C.; Lola Flash, Photographer, New York, NY; Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Co-coordinator, Lesbian Herstory Archives and Associate Dean, NYU Libraries, New York, NY; and Diana Solís, Photographer and Educator, Chicago, IL

11:30am Artist Talk by Ian Strange
Ian Strange, Transdisciplinary Artist, Perth, Australia

Noon Lunch Break

1pm Reading by Jason Allen-Paisant
Jason Allen-Paisant, Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

1:30pm Discussion of On The Line: Documents of Risk and Faith
Co-moderated by Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, and Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with artists: Mitch Epstein, Photographer, Holyoke, MA, and Xaviera Simmons, Artists, New York, NY

2:30pm Conversation with Baseera Khan and Ylinka Barotto
Ylinka Barotto, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Curator, Houston, TX with Baseera Khan, Artist, New York, NY

3:30pm Keynote Lecture by Makeda Best, Devour the Land
Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public. Join the Opening Reception and Street Party for Ian Strange: Disturbed Home and Ian Strange: Annex at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Sunday October 2, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

12:45pm Opening Remarks by Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director, and Woodrow “Woody” Keown, Jr., President & Chief Operating Officer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

1pm Reading by Deborah Willis on J.P. Ball
Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY

1:30pm Artist Talk by Myra Greene
Myra Greene, Artist and Photographer, Atlanta, GA

2pm Conversation with Tony Oursler and Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with Tony Oursler, Artist, New York, NY

3pm Discussion of 'Free As They Want to Be': Artists Committed to Memory
Co-moderated by Cheryl Finley, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, and Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY, with artists: Adama Delphine Fawundu, Artist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Brooklyn, NY, Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art & American Studies at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, and TBC...

4pm Keynote Lecture by Jeff Orlowski-Yang
Jeff Orlowski-Yang, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, Boulder, CO

Reception to follow

Join the reception of 'Free as they want to be': Artists Committed to Memory, following the FotoFocus Daytime Symposium at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Monday October 3, 2022

Artist Talk includes discussion with dancers, videographers, and choreographers as well as the production team.

Tuesday October 4, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

Reception & Panel Discussion: Exploring the Historical Archive: How a Community of Users Can Give Different Perspectives for New Understandings. Britni Bicknaver (Artist/Educator), James DaMico (Archivist/Curator), and Larry Richmond (Mgr. Local History, Genealogy) discuss the impact of our historical visual archives on understanding collective moments.

An informal discussion with artist Michael Coppage, moderated by Kyle Inskeep of WLWT (Channel 5) about the exhibition American+.

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

Join Shannon Eggleston, Executive Director of i.imagine, and participating photographers on a walking tour of Wildest Dreams.

An open discussion with Photography and Tenderness Curators Eliza Gregory and Lorena Molina.

Thursday October 6, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

Passport-holder exclusive. Pepper Stetler, Associate Professor of Art History and FotoFocus guest curator, will discuss the exhibition Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones.

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Friday October 7, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

Opening reception with Society of Photographic Education Women's Caucus Chair, Sarah Ann Austin, in conversation with Xavier University Art Department Chair, Suzanne Chouteau, and Curator, Jordanne Renner.

Saturday October 8, 2022

Join Local Eyes, a group of five Cincinnati-based photographers, as they discuss the exhibition theme and artwork selection.

Free and open to the public. Panel talk moderated by author Sergio Aguillón-Mata, featuring curators: Matt Distel, Esther Callahan, Daniel Fuller, Cameron Granger, and Tif Sigfrids for These Things Are Connected at The Carnegie, followed by a reception at 5pm.

Free and open to the public. Join the reception for These Things Are Connected, following a Panel Talk featuring the curators.

Free and open to the public. Reception and Talk for Liz Roberts: Post Blonde.

Thursday October 13, 2022

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Thursday October 20, 2022

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Thursday October 27, 2022

Subject checks in with the “stars” of some of the most significant documentaries of the past few decades – Capturing the Friedmans, Hoop Dreams, Minding the Gap, The Square, The Staircase, and The Wolfpack.

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

Friday October 28, 2022

Highlights of this always-popular program include Midwaste/em> by FotoFocus artist Liz Roberts and heron 1954-2002/em> by Alexis McCrimmon, an editor in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio and the sound designer on Midwaste/em>.

Centered on Slave to the Sirens, the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, Sirens follows the band’s founders and guitarists as they try to navigate staying bandmates and friends after their romantic relationship with each other has ended.

Saturday October 29, 2022

A program of the group’s early short films from the mid ‘60s to the mid ‘80s. Made against the backdrop of long-term civil war, they offer a remarkable glimpse into this seldom seen moment in film history.  

A program of the group’s early short films from the mid ‘60s to the mid ‘80s. Made against the backdrop of long-term civil war, they offer a remarkable glimpse into this seldom seen moment in film history.

Examine the economic and cultural forces at play on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i through a kaleidoscopic collage of home movies from four generations of director Anthony Banua-Simon’s family, Clips from numerous Hollywood productions, and troves of found footage.

Filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff returns to the plot of South Carolina land that has been in his family since the 1860s to explore ideas of Black inheritance, generational wisdom and collective history.

Sunday October 30, 2022

An eclectic program of short films that are unified by the filmmaker's deep sense of inquisitiveness and playful point of view, including The Universal Language/em>, a look at the history of the utopian language Esperanto.

A provocative and powerful new documentary that looks at why nations struggle to acknowledge problematic aspects of their own history, focused on a 1948 massacre that's alleged to have occurred during Israel's founding.

Monday October 31, 2022

The new film by renowned Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán documents the massive social protest movement that swept Chile from 2019-2021 and led to the regime-changing election of a new left-wing coalition.